GLSA 200610-08 Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 10/20/2006 07:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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 lt; 15.5.20060927 gt;= 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 "gt;=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?
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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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