CVE-2011-4355

NameCVE-2011-4355
DescriptionGNU Project Debugger (GDB) before 7.5, when .debug_gdb_scripts is defined, automatically loads certain files from the current working directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via crafted files such as Python scripts.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gdb (PTS)jessie7.7.1+dfsg-5fixed
stretch7.12-6fixed
buster, sid8.2.1-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gdbsource(unstable)7.6-1unimportant

Notes

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=703238
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=blob_plain;f=gdb/NEWS;hb=HEAD (lists "auto-load safe-path" under "Changes in GDB 7.5")

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