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[GLSA-200406-02] tripwire: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
tripwire: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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 a possible hacker 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.

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


Solution:
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"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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