Bug 171840 - CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in gdb
Summary: CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in gdb
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdb
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnston
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20050525,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-26 21:56 UTC by Jeff Johnston
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-09-22 02:11:19 UTC

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Description Jeff Johnston 2005-10-26 21:56:42 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #171825 +++

Integer overflow in the BFD library for gdb before 6.3 allows
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted object file that
specifies a large number of section headers, leading to a heap-based
buffer overflow.

More information is available in the gentoo bug:


-- Additional comment from jjohnstn@redhat.com on 2005-10-26 16:56 EST --
Fixed in gdb-6.1post-1.20040607.43.0.1

Comment 1 Jeff Johnston 2005-10-26 21:59:13 UTC
Comment above is regarding FC-3 gdb release containing fix.

FC-4 fix is release gdb-

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2005-10-27 17:08:42 UTC
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

gdb- has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-09-22 02:11:19 UTC
Closing bugs in MODIFIED state from prior Fedora releases. If this bug persists
in a current Fedora release (such as Fedora Core 5 or later), please reopen and
set the version appropriately.

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