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RedHat Linux The version of ntop which was included in Red Hat Powertools 6.2 has aremote exploit in which arbitrary files can be read on the host machine.
                   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.Red for more info):


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:




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:

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:


Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.
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