GLSA 200406-02: tripwire: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 06/04/2004 04:43 PM

A tripware update is available for Gentoo Linux

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-02
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: High
Title: tripwire: Format string vulnerability
Date: June 04, 2004
Bugs: #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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-admin/tripwire <= 2.3.1.2 >= 2.3.1.2-r1

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:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"

References
=========

[ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/365036/2004-05-31/2004-06-06/0

Availability
===========

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-02.xml

Concerns?
========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/glsa_200406_02_tripwire_format_string_vulnerability.html)