The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200710-19 / sleuthkit
||October 18, 2007
||October 18, 2007: 01
All supported architectures
An integer underflow vulnerability has been reported in The Sleuth Kit
allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
The Sleuth Kit is a collection of file system and media management
forensic analysis tools.
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9"