An updated kdbg package that fixes a minor security issue is now available for CentOS Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.
Kdbg is a K Desktop Environment (KDE) GUI for gdb, the GNU debugger. Kdbg 1.1.0 through 1.2.8 does not check permissions of the .kdbgrc file. If a program is located in a world-writable location, it is possible for a local user to inject malicious commands. These commands are then executed with the permission of any user that runs Kdbg. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2003-0644 to this issue. Users of Kdbg should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.