libgtop2 glibtop_get_proc_map_s() buffer overflow
|libgtop2-glibtopbo (31522)||High Risk|
The libgtop2 library is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the glibtop_get_proc_map_s() function. By creating a specially-crafted process with an overly long path name, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the system to crash, if the attacker could convince a privileged user to run an application using the affected library.
Upgrade to the latest version of libgtop2 (2.14.6 or later), available from the GNOME Bugzilla Web site. See References.
For Mandriva Linux:
Refer to Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:023 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-407-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1255-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
For other distributions:
Contact vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- GNOME Bugzilla Web site: Bug 396477 - stack overflow in sysdeps/linux/procmap.c: glibtop_get_proc_map_s().
- GNOME Web site: libgtop-2.14.6.news.
- ASA-2007-350: libgtop2 security update (RHSA-2007-0765)
- BID-22054: Libgtop2 Library Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0235: Stack-based buffer overflow in the glibtop_get_proc_map_s function in libgtop before 2.14.6 (libgtop2) allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a process with a long filename that is mapped in its address space, which triggers the overflow in gnome-system-monitor.
- DSA-1255: libgtop2 -- buffer overflow
- GLSA-200701-17: libgtop: Privilege escalation
- MDKSA-2007:023: Updated libgtop2 packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability
- OSVDB ID: 32815: libgtop2 glibtop_get_proc_map_s() Function Filename Overflow
- RHSA-2007-0765: Moderate: libgtop2 security update
- SA23736: libgtop2 "glibtop_get_proc_map_s()" Buffer Overflow
- SECTRACK ID: 1018526: LibGTop Buffer Overflow in glibtop_get_proc_map_s() May Let Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- USN-407-1: libgtop2 vulnerability
- Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
- Debian Debian Linux 3.1
- Gentoo Linux
- GNOME libgtop2 prior to 2.14.6
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.5.z AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.5.z ES
Jan 14, 2007
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