RHEL 3 / 4 : cscope (RHSA-2009:1101)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39412


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated cscope package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

cscope is a mature, ncurses-based, C source-code tree browsing tool.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in cscope. An attacker could create a specially crafted source code file that could cause cscope to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when browsed with cscope.
(CVE-2004-2541, CVE-2006-4262, CVE-2009-0148, CVE-2009-1577)

All users of cscope are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to fix these issues. All running instances of cscope must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected cscope package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39412

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/16

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cscope, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2541, CVE-2006-4262, CVE-2009-0148, CVE-2009-1577

BID: 34805

OSVDB: 56399

RHSA: 2009:1101

CWE: 119