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<glsa id="200406-02">
<title>tripwire: Format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution under certain
circumstances has been found.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">tripwire</product>
<announced>June 04, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>52945</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-admin/tripwire" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.3.1.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">2.3.1.2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The code that generates email reports contains a format string
vulnerability in pipedmailmessage.cpp.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/365036/2004-05-31/2004-06-06/0">Bugtraq Announcement</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0536">CVE-2004-0536</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>