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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Integer Overflow in Binary File Descriptor Library May Permit Code Execution
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016544
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016544
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1704   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 20 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNU Project Debugger (GDB). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted object file with a large number of section headers that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Several packages, including binutils and elfutils use the affected library.

This vulnerability was originally reported in May 2005.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fixed version (6.3).
Vendor URL:  www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 20 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix for elfutils) GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Integer Overflow in Binary File Descriptor Library May Permit Code Execution
Red Hat has released a fix for elfutils on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Aug 11 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix for elfutils) GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Integer Overflow in Binary File Descriptor Library May Permit Code Execution
Red Hat has released a fix for elfutils on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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