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Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200610-08 / cscope
Release Date October 20, 2006
Latest Revision October 20, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-util/cscope < 15.5.20060927 >= 15.5.20060927 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #144869

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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