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|Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:48 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200406-02 ] tripwire: Format string vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: tripwire: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200406-02)
Date: June 04, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution under certain circumstances has been found.
tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.
Vulnerable: <= 126.96.36.199
Unaffected: >= 188.8.131.52-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The code that generates email reports contains a format string vulnerability in pipedmailmessage.cpp.
With a carefully crafted filename on a local filesystem an attacker could cause execution of arbitrary code with permissions of the user running tripwire, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/tripwire-184.108.40.206-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/tripwire-220.127.116.11-r1"
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