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From: Pat Riehecky <riehecky-13hema8v3vg <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Security ERRATA Moderate: gdb on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.scientific.errata
Date: Thursday 28th February 2013 22:17:10 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Synopsis:          Moderate: gdb security and bug fix update
Issue Date:        2013-02-21
CVE Numbers:       CVE-2011-4355
--

GDB tried to auto-load certain files (such as GDB scripts, Python 
scripts, and
a thread debugging library) from the current working directory when 
debugging
programs. This could result in the execution of arbitrary code with the 
user's
privileges when GDB was run in a directory that has untrusted content.
(CVE-2011-4355)

With this update, GDB no longer auto-loads files from the current 
directory and
only trusts certain system directories by default. The list of trusted
directories can be viewed and modified using the "show auto-load 
safe-path" and
"set auto-load safe-path" GDB commands. Refer to the GDB manual, linked 
to in
the References, for further information.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* When a struct member was at an offset greater than 256 MB, the 
resulting bit
position within the struct overflowed and caused an invalid memory access
by
GDB. With this update, the code has been modified to ensure that GDB can 
access
such positions.

* When a thread list of the core file became corrupted, GDB did not 
print this
list but displayed the "Cannot find new threads: generic error" error 
message
instead. With this update, GDB has been modified and it now prints the 
thread
list of the core file as expected.

* GDB did not properly handle debugging of multiple binaries with the same
build ID. This update modifies GDB to use symbolic links created for 
particular
binaries so that debugging of binaries that share a build ID now proceeds
as
expected. Debugging of live programs and core files is now more 
user-friendly.
--

SL6
   x86_64
     gdb-7.2-60.el6.x86_64.rpm
     gdb-debuginfo-7.2-60.el6.x86_64.rpm
     gdb-gdbserver-7.2-60.el6.x86_64.rpm
   i386
     gdb-7.2-60.el6.i686.rpm
     gdb-debuginfo-7.2-60.el6.i686.rpm
     gdb-gdbserver-7.2-60.el6.i686.rpm

- Scientific Linux Development Team
 
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