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Red Hat: An updated cscope package fixes multiple security issues

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. Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: cscope security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1102-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1102.html
Issue date:        2009-06-15
CVE Names:         CVE-2004-2541 CVE-2009-0148 
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

490667 - CVE-2004-2541, CVE-2009-0148 cscope: multiple buffer overflows

6. Package List:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.src.rpm

i386:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.x86_64.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.src.rpm

i386:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.ia64.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.ppc.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.ppc.rpm

s390x:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.s390x.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
cscope-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.x86_64.rpm
cscope-debuginfo-15.5-15.1.el5_3.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-2541
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0148
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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