RHEL 2.1 : tripwire (RHSA-2004:244)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Tripwire packages that fix a format string security
vulnerability are now available.

Tripwire is a system integrity assessment tool.

Paul Herman discovered a format string vulnerability in Tripwire
version 2.3.1 and earlier. If Tripwire is configured to send reports
via email, a local user could gain privileges by creating a carefully
crafted file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0536 to this issue.

Users of Tripwire are advised to upgrade to this erratum package which
contains a backported security patch to correct this issue. The
erratum package also contains some minor bug fixes.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0536.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=108627481507249
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-244.html

Solution :

Update the affected tripwire package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12505 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0536