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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:53:37 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: CVE assigned for gdb: arbitrary code execution via .debug_gdb_scripts

This issue is now public.

gdb: arbitrary code execution via .debug_gdb_scripts

Vincent Danen 
It was discovered [1],[2] the the GNU Debugger (gdb) would load
untrusted files
from the current working directory when .debug_gdb_scripts was defined. 
this was a design decision, it is an insecure one and users who do not
pre-inspect untrusted files may execute arbitrary code with their


This issue has been assigned CVE-2011-4355


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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