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Mandrake: tripwire Format string vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A format string vulnerability in tripwire could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running tripwire (typically root).

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           tripwire
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:057-1
 Date:                   July 6th, 2004
 Original Advisory Date: June 7th, 2004
 Affected versions:	 9.2

 Problem Description:

 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.

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


 Updated Packages:
 Mandrakelinux 9.2:
 41dc4b726c3538ce29ff43cc21dce2d7  9.2/RPMS/tripwire-
 5e57f7157f206ff20a8a1d425734c84e  9.2/SRPMS/tripwire-

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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