GLSA-200412-11 : Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-11
(Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files)

Cscope creates temporary files in world-writable directories with
predictable names.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When Cscope is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which
could be the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/381443
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-11.xml

Solution :

All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/cscope-15.5-r2'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15989 (gentoo_GLSA-200412-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0996