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[ GLSA 200710-19 ] The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:38:53 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-19
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow
      Date: October 18, 2007
      Bugs: #181977
        ID: 200710-19

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Synopsis
========

An integer underflow vulnerability has been reported in The Sleuth Kit
allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Sleuth Kit is a collection of file system and media management
forensic analysis tools.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                  /  Vulnerable  /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-forensics/sleuthkit       < 2.0.9                    >= 2.0.9

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

Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux reported an integer underflow in the
file_printf() function of the "file" utility which is bundled with The
Sleuth Kit (CVE-2007-1536, GLSA 200703-26). Note that Gentoo is not
affected by the improper fix for this vulnerability (identified as
CVE-2007-2799, see GLSA 200705-25) since version 4.20 of "file" was
never shipped with The Sleuth Kit ebuilds.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run The Sleuth Kit on a file
system containing a specially crafted file that would trigger a
heap-based buffer overflow possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running The Sleuth Kit.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1536
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1536
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-2799
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2799
  [ 3 ] GLSA 200703-26
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-26.xml
  [ 4 ] GLSA 200705-25
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-25.xml

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-19.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
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5

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