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[ GLSA 200905-02 ] Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 15:05:12 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200905-02
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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
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in Cscope might allow for the remote execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-util/cscope       < 15.7a                            >= 15.7a

Description
===========

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
======

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
==========

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-15.7a"

References
==========

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

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

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?
=========

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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