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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:48 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200406-02 ] tripwire: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: tripwire: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200406-02)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: June 04, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #52945
ID: 200406-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution under certain circumstances has been found.

Background

tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.

Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/tripwire
Vulnerable: <= 2.3.1.2
Unaffected: >= 2.3.1.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The code that generates email reports contains a format string vulnerability in pipedmailmessage.cpp.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"


References

Bugtraq Announcement
CVE-2004-0536


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