Debian: libgtop Remote buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date07 May 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The gtop daemon, used for monitoring remote machines, contains abuffer overflow which could be used by an attacker to executearbitrary code with the privileges of the daemon process.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 301-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    May 7th, 2003                  
    Package        : libgtop
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2001-0928
    The gtop daemon, used for monitoring remote machines, contains a
    buffer overflow which could be used by an attacker to execute
    arbitrary code with the privileges of the daemon process.  If started
    as root, the daemon process drops root privileges, assuming uid and
    gid 99 by default.
    This bug was previously fixed in DSA-098, but one of the patches was
    not carried over to later versions of libgtop.
    For the stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.13-3.1.
    For the old stable distribution (potato), this problem was fixed in
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.13-4.
    We recommend that you update your libgtop package.
    Upgrade Instructions
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
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