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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4262

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.
Publish Date : 2006-08-23 Last Update Date : 2011-09-20
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

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:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2006-08-18 2006-08-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Multiple buffer overflows in cscope 15.5 and earlier allow user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9661 unix
RHSA-2009:1101: cscope security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091101 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-4262

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Cscope Cscope 15.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Cscope Cscope 1

- References For CVE-2006-4262
GENTOO GLSA-200610-08
OSVDB 28135
OSVDB 28136
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1101
BID 19687 Cscope Reffile Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-16
BID 19686 Cscope 'cscope.lists' Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-06-16
VUPEN ADV-2006-3374
XF cscope-cscopelists-bo(28545)
XF cscope-reffile-bo(28546) CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4262

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