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653604: CVE-2010-4170 Systemtap: Insecure loading of modules

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The staprun runtime tool in SystemTap 1.3 does not properly clear the environment before executing modprobe, which allows local users to gain privileges by setting the MODPROBE_OPTIONS environment variable to specify a malicious configuration file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4170 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
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 5 (systemtap) RHSA-2010:0894 2010-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (systemtap) RHSA-2010:0895 2010-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (systemtap) RHSA-2010:0894 2010-11-17


Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.
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