Debian: ntop vulnerability

    Date08 Aug 2000
    CategoryDebian
    3102
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Using ntop to distribute network traffic through the network, it is possible to access arbitrary files on the local filesystem. Since ntop runs as root uid, guess what that means, even /etc/shadow got unsecured.
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    Debian Security Advisory                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Martin Schulze
    August 7, 2000
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    Package: ntop
    Vulnerability: remote file exploit
    Debian-specific: no
    Vulnerable: yes
    
    Using ntop to distribute network traffic through the network,
    i.e. running ntop as webserver, it is possible to access arbitrary
    files on the local filesystem.  Since ntop runs as root uid, guess
    what that means, even /etc/shadow got unsecured.
    
    Since ntop comes with its own simple web server this problem is not a
    result of another webserver insecurity.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      The "ntop" package is not a part of Debian 2.1.  No fix is necessary.
    
    Debian 2.2 alias potato
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      This version of Debian is not yet released.  Fixes are currently
      available for Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and
      the Sun Sparc architecture.
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-10.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 8d39ab8c1d330ade898bf0ebf78b829f
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-10.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 5259e2f5b4a191836dca47c3d354f4f0
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 9031a2001935b7a4882f8427f0edea15
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/ntop_1.2a7-10_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 517dbc9a62c246931dcd48e213bfbe3f
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/ntop_1.2a7-10_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: bf0e6a3d630bb71b24f26457be93d362
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/ntop_1.2a7-10_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1da340aa9ef9131e17edb3f656c167e0
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/ntop_1.2a7-10_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: fcb78534a1dbaf29994e4a9e49909d96
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ntop_1.2a7-10_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: b2322adefed307c07b243aeab0d3a41a
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/ntop_1.2a7-10_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 0b5b46223a907dfd931d59d8025e73e9
    
    Debian Unstable alias woody
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      This version of Debian is not yet released and reflects the current
      development release.  Fixes are the same as for potato.
    
    
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