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Debian: ntop vulnerability

Date 08 Aug 2000
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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. 
https://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:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-10.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 8d39ab8c1d330ade898bf0ebf78b829f
     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7-10.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 5259e2f5b4a191836dca47c3d354f4f0
     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/ntop_1.2a7.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 9031a2001935b7a4882f8427f0edea15

  Alpha architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/ntop_1.2a7-10_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 517dbc9a62c246931dcd48e213bfbe3f

  ARM architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/ntop_1.2a7-10_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: bf0e6a3d630bb71b24f26457be93d362

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/ntop_1.2a7-10_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 1da340aa9ef9131e17edb3f656c167e0

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/ntop_1.2a7-10_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: fcb78534a1dbaf29994e4a9e49909d96

  PowerPC architecture:

     https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ntop_1.2a7-10_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: b2322adefed307c07b243aeab0d3a41a

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     https://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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