Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : cscope (ELSA-2009-1101)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1101 :

An updated cscope package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

cscope is a mature, ncurses-based, C source-code tree browsing tool.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in cscope. An attacker could
create a specially crafted source code file that could cause cscope to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when browsed with cscope.
(CVE-2004-2541, CVE-2006-4262, CVE-2009-0148, CVE-2009-1577)

All users of cscope are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to fix these issues. All running
instances of cscope must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-June/001036.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-June/001037.html

Solution :

Update the affected cscope package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67872 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34805

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2541
CVE-2006-4262
CVE-2009-0148
CVE-2009-1577