Debian: DSA-2254-1: oprofile security update

    Date04 Jun 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 2254-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Luciano Bello
    June 3, 2011                             http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : oprofile
    Vulnerability  : command injection
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 624212
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1760
    
    OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its
    control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary
    commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is
    authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the
    flaw to escalate his privileges.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.3-2+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.6-1.1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.6-1.2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.6-1.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your oprofile packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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