Programmer's Notepad ctags Processing Buffer Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 31410
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionProgrammer'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.
SolutionUpgrade to Programmer's Notepad version 126.96.36.1998 or later.