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  Severity: High
     Title: tripwire: Format string vulnerability
      Date: June 04, 2004
      Bugs: #52945
        ID: 200406-02

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution under certain
circumstances has been found.

Background
==========

tripwire is an open source file integrity checker.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /   Vulnerable   /                 Unaffected
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  1  app-admin/tripwire      <= 2.3.1.2                  >= 2.3.1.2-r1

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All tripwire users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"
    # emerge ">=app-admin/tripwire-2.3.1.2-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/365036/2004-05-31/2004-06-06/0

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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