|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0125|
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SystemTap is an instrumentation system for systems running the Linux
kernel, version 2.6. Developers can write scripts to collect data on the
operation of the system.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in SystemTap's tapset __get_argv()
function. If a privileged user ran a SystemTap script that called this
function, a local, unprivileged user could, while that script is still
running, trigger this flaw and cause memory corruption by running a command
with a large argument list, which may lead to a system crash or,
potentially, arbitrary code execution with root privileges. (CVE-2010-0411)
Note: SystemTap scripts that call __get_argv(), being a privileged
function, can only be executed by the root user or users in the stapdev
group. As well, if such a script was compiled and installed by root, users
in the stapusr group would also be able to execute it.
SystemTap users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Risk factor : Medium
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0411|
BugTraq ID: 38120
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:010 (Google Search)
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