Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libgtop2 vulnerability (USN-407-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 27995
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionLiu 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.