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[GLSA-200412-11] Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Cscope: Insecure creation of temporary files
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Cscope users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/cscope-15.5-r2"
Threat Level: Medium
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