Bug 471952 (CVE-2008-5076) - CVE-2008-5076 htop does not filter non-printable characters in process names
Summary: CVE-2008-5076 htop does not filter non-printable characters in process names
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-5076
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-11-17 20:28 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-21 21:45:32 UTC


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Description Josh Bressers 2008-11-17 20:28:25 UTC
htop 0.7 writes process names to a terminal without sanitizing
non-printable characters, which might allow local users to hide processes,
modify arbitrary files, or have unspecified other impact via a process name
with "crazy control strings."

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/02/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/14/3
http://bugs.debian.org/504144
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46321

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2008-11-18 12:30:36 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/htop-0.8.1-2.fc9

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-11-18 12:30:39 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/htop-0.8.1-2.fc8

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-18 12:30:42 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/htop-0.8.1-2.fc10

Comment 4 Adam Miller 2008-11-18 15:57:03 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2 has been built for EPEL (EL-4 and EL-5)
http://buildsys.fedoraproject.org/build-status/job.psp?uid=783
http://buildsys.fedoraproject.org/build-status/job.psp?uid=784

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-11-19 14:50:50 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-11-19 14:56:40 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-11-22 16:47:18 UTC
htop-0.8.1-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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