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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 27995


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


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 27995

File Name: ubuntu_USN-407-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtop2-5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtop2-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtop2-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtop2-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0235

OSVDB: 32815

USN: 407-1

CWE: 119