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CVE-2011-2502

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-07-25
Bugzilla: 716476: CVE-2011-2502 systemtap: insufficient security check when loading uprobes kernel module

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

runtime/staprun/staprun_funcs.c in the systemtap runtime tool (staprun) in SystemTap before 1.6 does not properly validate modules when a module path is specified by a user for user-space probing, which allows local users in the stapusr group to gain privileges via a crafted module in the search path in the -u argument.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2502 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (systemtap) RHSA-2011:1088 July 25, 2011

External References

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