GLSA-200406-02 : tripwire: Format string vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 14513


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


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.


All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=app-admin/tripwire-' # emerge '>=app-admin/tripwire-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14513

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200406-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:tripwire, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0536

OSVDB: 6608

GLSA: 200406-02