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Updated Tripware packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 9

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated Tripwire packages fix security flaw
Advisory ID: FLSA:1719
Issue date: 2004-10-23
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Security
Cross references:
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0536

1. Topic:

Updated Tripwire packages that fix a format string security vulnerability are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

Tripwire is a system integrity assessment tool.

Paul Herman discovered a format string vulnerability in Tripwire version 2.3.1 and earlier. If Tripwire is configured to send reports via email, a local user could gain privileges by creating a carefully crafted file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2004-0536 to this issue.

Users of Tripwire are advised to upgrade to this erratum package which contains a backported security patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed: - 1719 - Format String Vulnerability in Tripwire

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name






These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:

9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is More project details at