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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200905-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 24, 2009
Bug(s): #263023
ID: 200905-02

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities in Cscope might allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: dev-util/cscope
Vulnerable: < 15.7a
Unaffected: >= 15.7a
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

James Peach of Apple discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in cscope's handling of long file system paths (CVE-2009-0148). Multiple stack-based buffer overflows were reported in the putstring function when processing an overly long function name or symbol in a source code file (CVE-2009-1577).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted source file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-15.7a"


References

CVE-2009-0148
CVE-2009-1577
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