GLSA 200905-02 Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 05/24/2009 04:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200905-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: May 24, 2009
Bugs: #263023
ID: 200905-02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Cscope might allow for the remote 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; 15.7a gt;=3D 15.7a

Description
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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
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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
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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;=3Ddev-util/cscope-15.7a"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0148
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-0148
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1577
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1577

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-200905-02.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 2009 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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