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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200710-19 ] The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow (GLSA 200710-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 18, 2007
Bug(s): #181977
ID: 200710-19

Synopsis


An integer underflow vulnerability has been reported in The Sleuth Kit
allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.


Background


The Sleuth Kit is a collection of file system and media management
forensic analysis tools.


Affected Packages

Package: app-forensics/sleuthkit
Vulnerable: < 2.0.9
Unaffected: >= 2.0.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux reported an integer underflow in the
file_printf() function of the "file" utility which is bundled with The
Sleuth Kit (CVE-2007-1536, GLSA 200703-26). Note that Gentoo is not
affected by the improper fix for this vulnerability (identified as
CVE-2007-2799, see GLSA 200705-25) since version 4.20 of "file" was
never shipped with The Sleuth Kit ebuilds.


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to run The Sleuth Kit on a file
system containing a specially crafted file that would trigger a
heap-based buffer overflow possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running The Sleuth Kit.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9"


References

CVE-2007-1536
CVE-2007-2799
GLSA 200703-26
GLSA 200705-25


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