Scientific Linux Security Update : libgtop2 on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way libgtop2 handled long filenames mapped
into the address space of a process. An attacker could execute
arbitrary code on behalf of the user running gnome-system-monitor by
executing a process and mapping a file with a specially crafted name
into the processes' address space. (CVE-2007-0235)

This update also fixes the following bug :

- when a version of libgtop2 compiled to run on a 32-bit
architecture was used to inspect a process running in
64-bit mode, it failed to report certain information
regarding address space mapping correctly.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cc160e24

Solution :

Update the affected libgtop2 and / or libgtop2-devel packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60240 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0235