GLSA-200905-02 : Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 38883
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200905-02 (Cscope: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
James Peach of Apple discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in cscope's handling of long file system paths (CVE-2009-0148). Multiple stack-based buffer overflows were reported in the putstring function when processing an overly long function name or symbol in a source code file (CVE-2009-1577).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted source file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/cscope-15.7a'