GDB Multiple Vulnerabilities
GDB is reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities. These issues can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and commands on an affected computer. A successful attack may allow the attacker to gain elevated privileges or unauthorized access.
The following specific issues were identified:
- a remote heap-overflow vulnerability when loading malformed object files.
- a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.
GDB 6.3 is reportedly affected by these issues; other versions are likely vulnerable as well. GNU binutils 2.14 and 2.15 are affected by the heap-overflow issue as well.