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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60240


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60240

File Name: sl_20070807_libgtop2_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0235

CWE: 119