|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1089|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
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.
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-2011-2503|
Debian Security Information: DSA-2348 (Google Search)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2011 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
|This is only one of 99761 vulnerability tests in our test suite. Find out more about running a complete security audit.|
To run a free test of this vulnerability against your system, register below.