tripwire: Format string vulnerability — GLSA 200406-02

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

Affected Packages

app-admin/tripwire on all architectures
Affected versions <= 2.3.1.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.3.1.2-r1

Background

tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.

Description

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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"
 # emerge ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"

References

Release Date
June 04, 2004

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
local

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