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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-9778: Vulnerability in GNU Debugger (GDB)

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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-9778: Vulnerability in GNU Debugger (GDB)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/21/2017
Created
11/21/2019
Added
11/20/2019
Modified
09/16/2021

Description

GNU Debugger (GDB) 8.0 and earlier fails to detect a negative length field in a DWARF section. A malformed section in an ELF binary or a core file can cause GDB to repeatedly allocate memory until a process limit is reached. This can, for example, impede efforts to analyze malware with GDB.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-solaris-11-4-upgrade-value-developer-debug-gdb-8-3-1-11-4-15-0-1-3-0

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