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Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows



Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows
Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200610-08
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows
      Date: October 20, 2006
      Bugs: #144869
        ID: 200610-08

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

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

Affected packages
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     Package          /     Vulnerable     /                Unaffected
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  1  dev-util/cscope      < 15.5.20060927             >= 15.5.20060927

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cscope-15.5.20060927"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-4262
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4262 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-08.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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