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Red Hat Security Advisory: Remote file access vulnerability in ntop

Aug 08, 2000, 20:12 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 11:00:00 -0400
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: [RHSA-2000:049-02] Remote file access vulnerability in ntop


                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Remote file access vulnerability in ntop
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:049-02
Issue date:        2000-08-07
Updated on:        2000-08-08
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          N/A
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

The version of ntop which was included in Red Hat Powertools 6.2 has a remote exploit in which arbitrary files can be read on the host machine.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc

3. Problem description:

If ntop is run with the Web interface it allows any user to connect and access all files on the host machine.

4. Solution:

For the Alpha architecture please remove ntop by running:

rpm -e ntop

For Sparc and i386 run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

N/A

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/ntop-1.3.1-1.sparc.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/ntop-1.3.1-1.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/ntop-1.3.1-1.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

8620607a310e28385cfc4961b3c909a9 6.2/SRPMS/ntop-1.3.1-1.src.rpm
188636458d73d66ea6e7d61aec64fc5b 6.2/i386/ntop-1.3.1-1.i386.rpm
e6415fc286119023f321ce7e5bdbfce9 6.2/sparc/ntop-1.3.1-1.sparc.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at: http://www.redhat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References:

N/A

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