GLSA-200406-02 : tripwire: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-02
(tripwire: Format string vulnerability)

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.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/365036/2004-05-31/2004-06-06/0
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-02.xml

Solution :

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'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14513 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0536