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CVE-2005-1704 Detail

Current Description

Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library for gdb before 6.3, binutils, elfutils, and possibly other packages, allows user-assisted 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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/24/2005      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20060703-01-P External Source CONFIRM External Source CONECTIVA CLA-2006:1060 External Source SECUNIA 18506 Vendor Advisory External Source GENTOO GLSA-200505-15 External Source SECTRACK 1016544 External Source CONFIRM External Source SECUNIA 18506 External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200506-01 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2005:095 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2005:215 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:659 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:673 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:709 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:763 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:801 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0354 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0368 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates External Source BID 13697 External Source TRUSTIX 2005-0025 External Source UBUNTU USN-136-1 External Source CONFIRM Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1267 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9071

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:gdb:*:r2:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 6.3

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