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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

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
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27995 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0235