|Bugzilla:||729808: CVE-2011-2905 kernel: perf tools: may parse user-controlled configuration file|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Untrusted search path vulnerability in the perf_config function in tools/perf/util/config.c in perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.1, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted config file in the current working directory.
This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not include support for perf. This did not affect Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it uses the perf package from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html.
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|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:1465||November 22, 2011|
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