Debian: DSA-2348-1: systemtap security update

    Date20 Nov 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in SystemTap, an instrumentation system for Linux: CVE-2011-2503
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2348-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 17, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : systemtap
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-4170 CVE-2010-4171 CVE-2011-2503 
    
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in SystemTap, an instrumentation 
    system for Linux:
    
    CVE-2011-2503
    
       It was discovered that a race condition in staprun could lead to
       privilege escalation.    
    
    CVE-2010-4170
    
       It was discovered that insufficient validation of environment
       variables in staprun could lead to privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2010-4171
    
       It was discovered that insufficient validation of module unloading
       could lead to denial of service. 
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2-5+squeeze1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.6-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your systemtap 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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