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[SECURITY] Fedora 10 Update: ntop-3.3.8-3.fc10



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-2805
2009-03-18 18:32:58
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Name        : ntop
Product     : Fedora 10
Version     : 3.3.8
Release     : 3.fc10
URL         : http://www.ntop.org
Summary     : A network traffic probe similar to the UNIX top command
Description :
ntop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what
the popular top Unix command does. ntop is based on libpcap and it has been
written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform and
on Win32 as well.

ntop users can use a a web browser (e.g. netscape) to navigate through ntop
(that acts as a web server) traffic information and get a dump of the network
status. In the latter case, ntop can be seen as a simple RMON-like agent with
an embedded web interface. The use of:

    * a web interface
    * limited configuration and administration via the web interface
    * reduced CPU and memory usage (they vary according to network size and
      traffic)

make ntop easy to use and suitable for monitoring various kind of networks.

ntop should be manually started the first time so that the administrator
password can be selected.

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Update Information:

ls -lh /var/log/ntop/access.log  -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 2009-02-04 11:53
/var/log/ntop/access.log    Fixed.  log world-writable when the --access-log-
file option is used.    This option is not used in Fedora or Red Hat by default
and is not noted in the configuration file.  It is, however, noted in the ntop
manpage. It would require the root user to add this option to the configuration
in order for this file to be created.
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ChangeLog:

* Tue Mar 17 2009 Rakesh Pandit <rakesh fedoraproject org> - 3.3.8-3
- Fixed world writable accesslog (#490561) - security bug
* Tue Mar  3 2009 Peter Vrabec <pvrabec redhat com> - 3.3.8-2
- invalid certificate fix (#486725)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #490561 - ntop: access.log created world-writable
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490561
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ntop' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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