This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-17
(libgtop: Privilege escalation)
Liu Qishuai discovered that glibtop_get_proc_map_s() in
sysdeps/linux/procmap.c does not properly allocate memory for storing a
filename, allowing certain filenames to cause the buffer to overflow on
By tricking a victim into executing an application that uses the
libgtop library (e.g. libgtop_daemon or gnome-system-monitor), a local
attacker could specify a specially crafted filename to be used by
libgtop causing a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libgtop users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-base/libgtop-2.14.6'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 24253 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-17.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-0235