GLSA 200710-19 The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow
Posted on: 10/19/2007 01:00 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow
Date: October 18, 2007
Bugs: #181977
ID: 200710-19

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-forensics/sleuthkit lt; 2.0.9 gt;= 2.0.9

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1536
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1536
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-2799
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2799
[ 3 ] GLSA 200703-26
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-26.xml
[ 4 ] GLSA 200705-25
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-25.xml

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-19.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5



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