Liu Qishuai has reported a vulnerability in libgtop2, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "glibtop_get_proc_map_s()" function in sysdeps/linux/procmap.c. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by running a process with a specially crafted long path and tricking a victim into running an application using the library (e.g. gnome-system-monitor).
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.14.6.
Solution: Update to version 2.14.6.
Provided and/or discovered by: Liu Qishuai
Original Advisory: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=396477
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