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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.70019
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1089
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:1089.

SystemTap is an instrumentation system for systems running the Linux
kernel. The system allows developers to write scripts to collect data on
the operation of the system.

A race condition flaw was found in the way the staprun utility performed
module loading. A local user who is a member of the stapusr group could use
this flaw to modify a signed module while it is being loaded, allowing them
to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2011-2503)

SystemTap users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1089.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2503
Debian Security Information: DSA-2348 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2348
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2011-2503
http://secunia.com/advisories/45377
http://secunia.com/advisories/46920
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