FreeBSD : cscope -- buffer overflow vulnerabilities (72d8df84-ea6d-11da-8a53-00123ffe8333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21590


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Jason 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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21590

File Name: freebsd_pkg_72d8df84ea6d11da8a5300123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/24

Modified: 2014/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cscope, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2541

Secunia: 13237

CWE: 119