DSA 1186-1: New cscope packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 09/30/2006 02:50 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1186-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 30th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : cscope
Vulnerability : buffer overflows
Problem-Type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-4262
Debian Bug : 385893

Will Drewry of the Google Security Team discovered several buffer overflows
in cscope, a source browsing tool, which might lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 15.5+cvs20060902-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cscope package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 597 288d126f1a8e75401bec5758d21fca6e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 22685 efce07e2dbfdba7329ec88a143c811ad
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 243793 beb6032a301bb11524aec74bfb5e4840

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 164514 0a49e059085c6b7935d19ade91441abf

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 152934 a10ede3f65739ef21806fd2eb139c572

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 147224 05f695127f6fcc7a934a4835c18d215c

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 158482 faf5225195dcb6b89fb22711ff45547e

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 143350 94dda40490e976fb3ba9a7aac7ea92d7

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 181116 52a1b55bcaa05bfe5731e53c14316620

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 140118 762aebb7ffbdee7c6787c750b53cd02e

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 157354 87e2ffcf7dc6ebc10523391b29e1ab27

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 155750 a566cbfcd6689dca81b8730148f59965

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 154680 2a959a398cff553b7a7c51ce554b516e

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 154500 6dd06b7d5ba9b119a1daf0f23fc65d79

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cscope/cscope_15.5-1.1sarge2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 148314 585ad5bb0f6e591e7f54ce8c147d1cfb


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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