MDKSA-2004:057-1 - Updated tripwire packages
Posted on: 07/07/2004 05:05 AM
Updated tripwire packages are available for Mandrakelinux
Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
Package name: tripwire
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:057-1
Date: July 6th, 2004
Original Advisory Date: June 7th, 2004
Affected versions: 9.2
Paul Herman discovered a format string vulnerability in tripwire that could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running tripwire (typically root). This vulnerability only exists when tripwire is generating an email report.
The packages previously released for Mandrakelinux 9.2 would segfault when doing a check due to compilation problems. The updated packages correct the problem.
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All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98
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