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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2254-2 (oprofile)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to oprofile announced via advisory DSA 2254-2.

Insight

Insight

Jamie Strandboge noticed that the patch propoused to fix CVE-2011-1760 in OProfile has been incomplete. For reference, the description of the original DSA, is: OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the flaw to escalate his privileges. For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.3-2+lenny2. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6-1.1+squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6-1.4. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.6-1.4.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your oprofile packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)