GLSA-200710-19 : The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-19
(The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow)

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.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27517 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1536

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