An updated libgtop2 package that fixes a security issue and a functionality
bug is now available for CentOS Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The libgtop2 package contains a library for obtaining information about a
running system, such as cpu, memory and disk usage; active processes; and
A flaw was found in the way libgtop2 handled long filenames mapped
into the address space of a process. An attacker could execute arbitrary
code on behalf of the user running gnome-system-monitor by executing a
process and mapping a file with a specially crafted name into the
processes' address space. (CVE-2007-0235)
This update also fixes the following bug:
* when a version of libgtop2 compiled to run on a 32-bit architecture was
used to inspect a process running in 64-bit mode, it failed to report
certain information regarding address space mapping correctly.
All users of gnome-system-monitor are advised to upgrade to this updated
libgtop2 package, which contains backported patches that resolve these issues.