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[GLSA-200701-17] libgtop: Privilege escalation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libgtop: Privilege escalation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-17
(libgtop: Privilege escalation)
Liu Qishuai discovered that glibtop_get_proc_map_s() in
sysdeps/linux/procmap.c does not properly allocate memory for storing a
filename, allowing certain filenames to cause the buffer to overflow on
By tricking a victim into executing an application that uses the
libgtop library (e.g. libgtop_daemon or gnome-system-monitor), a local
attacker could specify a specially crafted filename to be used by
libgtop causing a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libgtop users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-base/libgtop-2.14.6"
Threat Level: Medium
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