Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tripwire (MDKSA-2001:064)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13879


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Jarno Juuskonen reported that a temporary file vulnerability exists in versions of Tripwire prior to 2.3.1-2. Because Tripwire opens/creates temporary files in /tmp without the O_EXCL flag during filesystem scanning and database updating, a malicious user could execute a symlink attack against the temporary files. This new version has all but one unsafe temporary file open fixed. It can still be used safely when using the new TEMPDIRECTORY configuration option, which is now set to /root/tmp.


Update the affected tripwire package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13879

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tripwire, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0774

MDKSA: 2001:064