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From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 200905-02 ] Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
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
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  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@g.o 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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