Public Date:
716476: CVE-2011-2502 systemtap: insufficient security check when loading uprobes kernel module

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
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 2011-07-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 systemtap Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 systemtap Not affected