Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sleuthkit (MDVSA-2013:125)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 66137
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated sleuthkit packages fix security vulnerabilities :
A security flaw was found in the way the Sleuth Kit (TSK), a collection of UNIX-based command line tools allowing to investigate a computer, performed management of \'.\' (dotfile) file system entry.
An attacker could use this flaw to evade detection by forensic analysis (hide certain files not to be scanned) by renaming the file in question it to be \'.\' file system entry.
The original reports speaks about this attack vector to be present when scanning FAT (File Allocation Table) file system. It is possible though, the flaw to be present on other file systems, which do not reserve usage of \'.\' entry for special purpose, too.
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64tsk3-devel, lib64tsk3_9 and / or sleuthkit packages.