Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhba:def:20050675
RHBA-2005:675: gdb bug fix update  

GDB, the GNU debugger, allows debugging of programs written in C, C++, and other languages, by executing them in a controlled fashion, and then printing their data.
This updated package addresses the following issues:
- GDB on ia64 had previously implemented a bug fix to work-around a kernel problem when creating a core file via gcore. The bug fix caused a significant slow-down of gcore.
- GDB on Itanium issued an extraneous warning when gcore was used.
- GDB on Itanium could not successfully do an info frame for a signal trampoline.
- GDB on AMD64 and Intel EM64T had problems attaching to a 32-bit process.
- GDB on AMD64 and Intel EM64T was not properly handling threaded watchpoints.
- GDB could not build with gcc4 when -Werror flag was set.
- GDB had problems printing inherited members of C++ classes.
- A few updates from mainline sources concerning Dwarf2 partial die in cache support, follow-fork support, interrupted syscall support, and DW_OP_piece read support.
All users of gdb should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.
Create Date: 2005-09-28 Last Update Date: 2005-09-28

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
  • cpe://redhat:enterprise_linux:3
  • GNU  GDB  
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3



The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : gdb is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  gdb is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : gdb is earlier than 0:
Linux : RPM Test :  gdb is earlier than 0: 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
RPM Version less than 0: (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  redhat-release is version 3 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Linux : RPM Package 
version pattern match ^3[^[:digit:]]
linux : rpminfo_state 

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