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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200610-08 ] Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200610-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 20, 2006
Bug(s): #144869
ID: 200610-08

Synopsis

Cscope is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Cscope is a developer's tool for browsing source code.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-util/cscope
Vulnerable: < 15.5.20060927
Unaffected: >= 15.5.20060927
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Unchecked use of strcpy() and *scanf() leads to several buffer overflows.

Impact

A user could be enticed to open a carefully crafted file which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Cscope.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cscope-15.5.20060927"


References

CVE-2006-4262
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