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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200710-19">
<title>The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow</title>
<synopsis>
An integer underflow vulnerability has been reported in The Sleuth Kit
allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">sleuthkit</product>
<announced>October 18, 2007</announced>
<revised>October 18, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>181977</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-forensics/sleuthkit" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.0.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.0.9</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The Sleuth Kit is a collection of file system and media management
forensic analysis tools.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1536">CVE-2007-1536</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2799">CVE-2007-2799</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-26.xml">GLSA 200703-26</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-25.xml">GLSA 200705-25</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 29 Sep 2007 13:59:12 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 29 Sep 2007 13:59:20 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 07 Oct 2007 23:47:34 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
</glsa>