[Full-Disclosure] [FLSA-2004:1719] Updated Tripwire packages fix security flaw

From: Marc Deslauriers (marcdeslauriers_at_videotron.ca)
Date: 10/23/04

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    Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 07:27:30 -0400

                   Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

    Synopsis: Updated Tripwire packages fix security flaw
    Advisory ID: FLSA:1719
    Issue date: 2004-10-23
    Product: Red Hat Linux
    Keywords: Security
    Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1719
    CVE Names: CAN-2004-0536

    1. Topic:

    Updated Tripwire packages that fix a format string security
    vulnerability are now available.

    2. Relevant releases/architectures:

    Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
    Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

    3. Problem description:

    Tripwire is a system integrity assessment tool.

    Paul Herman discovered a format string vulnerability in Tripwire version
    2.3.1 and earlier. If Tripwire is configured to send reports via email,
    a local user could gain privileges by creating a carefully crafted file.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the name CAN-2004-0536 to this issue.

    Users of Tripwire are advised to upgrade to this erratum package which
    contains a backported security patch to correct this issue.

    4. Solution:

    Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
    relevant to your system have been applied.

    To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

    rpm -Fvh [filenames]

    where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
    RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which
    are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note
    that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only*
    contains the desired RPMs.

    Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many
    people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

    yum update

    or to use apt:

    apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

    This will start an interactive process that will result in the
    appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
    have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
    Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
    configure yum and apt-get.

    5. Bug IDs fixed:

    http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1719 - Format String Vulnerability in

    6. RPMs required:

    Red Hat Linux 7.3:



    Red Hat Linux 9:



    7. Verification:

    SHA1 sum Package Name


    These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is
    available from http://www.fedoralegacy org/about/security.php

    You can verify each package with the following command:

        rpm --checksig -v <filename>

    If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
    tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

        sha1sum <filename>

    8. References:


    9. Contact:

    The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice@fedoralegacy.org>. More
    project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org



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