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UNIRAS Brief - 702/06 - Apple Security Advisory: APPLE-SA-2006-10-31 - Xcode Tools 2.4.1



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 UNIRAS (UK Government CERT) Briefing - 702/06 dated 01.11.06 time 13:55
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Apple Security Advisory: APPLE-SA-2006-10-31 - Xcode Tools 2.4.1

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GDB, the GNU Debugger, is susceptible to multiple
vulnerabilities that may lead to arbitrary code execution when
loading maliciously-crafted DWARF binaries. This update
addresses the issues by performing additional validation while
handling DWARF binaries. Credit to Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy
of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.


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APPLE-SA-2006-10-31 Xcode Tools 2.4.1

Xcode Tools 2.4.1 is now available.  Along with functionality
improvements (see release notes), it also fixes the following
security issue:

GDB
CVE-ID:  CVE-2006-4146
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4 and later
Impact:  Opening a maliciously-crafted DWARF binary with GDB may
lead to arbitrary code execution
Description:  GDB, the GNU Debugger, is susceptible to multiple
vulnerabilities that may lead to arbitrary code execution when
loading maliciously-crafted DWARF binaries. This update
addresses the issues by performing additional validation while
handling DWARF binaries. Credit to Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy
of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.

Xcode Tools 2.4.1 may be obtained from:
http://developer.apple.com/tools/download/

The download file is named:  "xcode_2.4.1_8m1910_6936315.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  15204bc175c68c62045521c2b8df00760d1c4efc

Information will also be posted to the Apple Product Security
web site:  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
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