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Re: [RFA] Add $pdir as entry for libthread-db-search-path.
- From: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- To: Doug Evans <dje at google dot com>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 21:14:55 +0200
- Subject: Re: [RFA] Add $pdir as entry for libthread-db-search-path.
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On Sun, 01 May 2011 20:34:02 +0200, Doug Evans wrote:
> 1) This is a patch for the FSF tree, not Fedora.
> If this kind of security concern is the rule for the FSF tree
As both libthread_db and pretty printers have the same attack surface (*) as
DWARF expression overflow
where this CVE lists all public GNU/Linux vendors I do not think such security
requirement is Fedora specific.
(*) That is a foreign binary which is enough to just load into GDB.
OTOH the other attack
.gdbinit current directory execution
also lists multiple GNU/Linux vendors and the issue is not yet fixed in FSF
GDB. But this is IMO just still work in prograss / unfinished, not rejected:
[RFA] .gdbinit security (revived) [incl doc]