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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-1704

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.
Publish Date : 2005-05-24 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-05-04 2005-05-25
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library for gdb before 6.3, binutils, elfutils, and possibly other ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9071 unix
RHBA-2005:675: gdb bug fix update oval:com.redhat.rhba:def:20050675 unix
RHSA-2005:659: binutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005659 unix
RHSA-2005:659: binutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050659 unix
RHSA-2005:673: binutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005673 unix
RHSA-2005:673: binutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050673 unix
RHSA-2005:709: gdb security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050709 unix
RHSA-2005:709: gdb security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005709 unix
RHSA-2006:0354: elfutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060354 unix
RHSA-2006:0368: elfutils security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060368 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-1704

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU GDB 6.3 R2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2005-1704
VUPEN ADV-2007-1267
TRUSTIX 2005-0025
BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
BID 13697 GDB Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-04-05
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0354
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0368
REDHAT RHSA-2005:709
REDHAT RHSA-2005:763
REDHAT RHSA-2005:801
REDHAT RHSA-2005:659
REDHAT RHSA-2005:673
GENTOO GLSA-200505-15
SGI 20060703-01-P CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-1704

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