Bug 222637 (CVE-2007-0235) - CVE-2007-0235 Stack overflow libgtop when pathname of mmap()-ed file is too long
Summary: CVE-2007-0235 Stack overflow libgtop when pathname of mmap()-ed file is too long
Alias: CVE-2007-0235
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact:
URL: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/...
Depends On:
Blocks: 222638
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-15 13:30 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2021-11-12 19:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.14.9-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-08 14:39:26 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch for Gnome bug #396477 libgtop buffer overflow (2.40 KB, patch)
2007-01-15 13:30 UTC, Lubomir Kundrak
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 396477 0 None None None Never

Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-01-15 13:30:19 UTC
Description of problem:

Stack based buffer overflow occurs, when gnome-system monitor is launched
while process that has a file with too long filename mapped in its address
space (visible via /proc/$PID/maps), and could potentially lead to arbitrary
code execution (mitigated by SSP).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

At least FC6 and RHEL5 libgtop2.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

# Create a file with too long pathname. Some filesystems limit filenames
# to 255 characters, so use a deep directory hierarchy instead
export dir=$(perl -e " print 's/'x1000;")
mkdir -p $dir

# Copy a binary image thata will get mapped upon execution there and run it.
# Sleep will harmlessly run for some time...
cp /bin/sleep $dir
$dir/sleep 100 &

# Run system monitor while the program is running

Actual results:

*** stack smashing detected ***: gnome-system-monitor terminated

Expected results:

Gnome-system-monitor should help us on our way to salvation,
eternal and everlasting love and peace.

Additional info:

Patch from upstream is available, see the upstream BTS:

Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-01-15 13:30:19 UTC
Created attachment 145571 [details]
Patch for Gnome bug #396477 libgtop buffer overflow

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2007-01-25 19:19:29 UTC
This flaw also affects FC5

Comment 3 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-02 12:14:30 UTC
Sandmann: Please push the updated package into FC6.

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