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CVE-2006-4146 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the (1) DWARF (dwarfread.c) and (2) DWARF2 (dwarf2read.c) debugging code in GNU Debugger (GDB) 6.5 allows user-assisted attackers, or restricted users, to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file with a location block (DW_FORM_block) that contains a large number of operations.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/31/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4146
Original release date:
08/31/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.1 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/01/2009)

Updates to address this issue are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4: https://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2006-4146.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was not vulnerable to this issue as it contained a backported patch.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20070602-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20070602-01-P
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304669 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304669
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006/Oct/msg00000.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-10-31
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-September/065902.html External Source FULLDISC 20070920 VMSA-2007-0006 Critical security updates for all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and VMware Player
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-23.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-23
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017138 External Source SECTRACK 1017138
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-253.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-253.htm
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0229.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0229
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0469.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0469
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19802 External Source BID 19802
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-356-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-356-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3433 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3433
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4283 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4283
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3229 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3229
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=204841 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=204841
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10463 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10463

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10463
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10463

Technical Details

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Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:gnu:gdb:6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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