Fedora 16 : gdb- (2012-6614)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61585


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update 'set auto-load' patchset and the --with-auto-load-safe-path setting.

Security fix for loading untrusted inferiors, see 'set auto-load'.

Security fix for loading untrusted inferiors, see 'set auto-load'.

Workaround crashes from stale frame_info pointer (BZ 804256).

Security fix for loading untrusted inferiors, see 'set auto-load' (BZ 756117).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gdb package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61585

File Name: fedora_2012-6614.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/20

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gdb, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4355

BID: 50829

FEDORA: 2012-6614