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[ GLSA 200610-08 ] Cscope: Multiple buffer overflows
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:10:34 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200610-08
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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      < 15.5.20060927             >= 15.5.20060927

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-4262
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4262

Availability
============

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?
=========

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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