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RHSA-2009:1102 -- cscope security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29254

An updated cscope package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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-2009-0148) 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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1102
  • CESA-2009:1102-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2004-2541
  • CVE-2009-0148
Product(s):
  • cscope