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795913: CVE-2012-0875 systemtap: kernel panic when processing malformed DWARF unwind data

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

SystemTap 1.7, 1.6.7, and probably other versions, when unprivileged mode is enabled, allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (kernel panic and crash) via vectors related to crafted DWARF data, which triggers a read of an invalid pointer.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0875 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 5.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (systemtap) RHSA-2012:0376 2012-03-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (systemtap) RHSA-2012:0376 2012-03-08