A security issue has been reported in Net Activity Viewer, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The security issue is caused due to an error when calling the "gksu" utility with an insecure path from the "Restart As Root" action. This can be exploited by a malicious, local user, having the same privileges as the user running Net Activity Viewer, to obtain the root password.
The security issue is reported in version 0.2.1. Prior versions may also be affected.
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Subject: Net Activity Viewer Privilege Escalation Security Issue
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