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tripwire: Format string vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200406-02 / tripwire
Release Date June 04, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/tripwire <= >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #52945


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

2.  Impact Information


tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync

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

4.  References


Page updated June 04, 2004

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