Programmer's Notepad ctags Processing Buffer Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

Programmer's Notepad, an open source text editor for coders, is
installed on the remote host.

The version of Programmer's Notepad installed on the remote host
contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered when parsing ctags
output. If an attacker can trick a user on the remote host to open a
specially crafted file and use the 'Jump To' dialog, this issue could
be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the privileges of
the current user.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Programmer's Notepad version or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 31410 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28119

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1210

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