Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tripwire (MDKSA-2004:057-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14156


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Paul Herman discovered a format string vulnerability in tripwire that could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running tripwire (typically root). This vulnerability only exists when tripwire is generating an email report.

Update :

The packages previously released for Mandrakelinux 9.2 would segfault when doing a check due to compilation problems. The updated packages correct the problem.


Update the affected tripwire package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14156

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-057.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tripwire, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0536

MDKSA: 2004:057-1