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CVE-2006-4262 Detail

Current Description

Multiple buffer overflows in cscope 15.5 and earlier allow user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors including (1) a long pathname that is not properly handled during file list parsing, (2) long pathnames that result from path variable expansion such as tilde expansion for the HOME environment variable, and (3) a long -f (aka reffile) command line argument.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/23/2006      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/16/2009)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was not vulnerable to this issue as it contained a backported patch since its first release. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, this issue was addressed via:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source GENTOO GLSA-200610-08 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1186 Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1101 External Source BID 19686 External Source BID 19687 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3374 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source XF cscope-cscopelists-bo(28545) External Source XF cscope-reffile-bo(28546) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9661

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Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
cpe:2.3:a:cscope:cscope:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 15.5

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