Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2254-1 oprofile -- command injection
- Date Reported:
- 03 Jun 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 624212.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-1760.
- More information:
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.