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Cscope: Many buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200606-10 / Cscope
Release Date June 11, 2006
Latest Revision June 11, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-util/cscope < 15.5-r6 >= 15.5-r6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #133829


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

2.  Impact Information


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


Cscope does not verify the length of file names sourced in #include statements.


A user could be enticed to source a carefully crafted file which will allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Cscope.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cscope-15.5-r6"

4.  References


Page updated June 11, 2006

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