FreeBSD : cscope -- Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (74ff10f6-520f-11db-8f1a-000a48049292)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22517


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


Secunia reports :

Will Drewry has reported some vulnerabilities in Cscope, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Various boundary errors within the parsing of file lists or the expansion of environment variables can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows when parsing specially crafted 'cscope.lists' files or directories.

A boundary error within the parsing of command line arguments can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when supplying an overly long 'reffile' argument.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22517

File Name: freebsd_pkg_74ff10f6520f11db8f1a000a48049292.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/10

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4262

BID: 19686, 19687

Secunia: 21601