FreeBSD : cscope -- buffer overflow vulnerabilities (72d8df84-ea6d-11da-8a53-00123ffe8333)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21590
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionJason Duell reports :
Cscope contains an alarming number of buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
By a rough count, there are at least 48 places where we blindly sprintf() a file name into a fixed-length buffer of size PATHLEN without checking to see if the file's name is <= PATHLEN. We do similar things with environment variable values.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.