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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2009.0573 -- [RedHat]
cscope: Execute Arbitrary Code
17 June 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Linux 5
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2009-0148 CVE-2004-2541
Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1102.html
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):
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The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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