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[GLSA-200412-11] Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-11
(Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files)


Cscope creates temporary files in world-writable directories with
predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When Cscope is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which
could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0996
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/381443


Solution:
All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cscope-15.5-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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