Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libgtop2 vulnerability (USN-407-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Liu Qishuai discovered a buffer overflow in the /proc parsing routines
in libgtop. By creating and running a process in a specially crafted
long path and tricking an user into running gnome-system-monitor, an
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's

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Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27995 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0235