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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.71197
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0376
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:0376.

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.

An invalid pointer read flaw was found in the way SystemTap handled
malformed debugging information in DWARF format. When SystemTap
unprivileged mode was enabled, an unprivileged user in the stapusr group
could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, read arbitrary
kernel memory. Additionally, a privileged user (root, or a member of the
stapdev group) could trigger this flaw when tricked into instrumenting a
specially-crafted ELF binary, even when unprivileged mode was not enabled.
(CVE-2012-0875)

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-2012-0376.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-0875
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/6987
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0376
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0376.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1026777
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0475 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-03/msg00057.html
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