SystemTap staprun module denial of service
|systemtap-staprunmod-dos (63345)||Medium Risk|
SystemTap could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service, caused by improper checks of previously loaded modules. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.
Denial of Service
Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.
- Mailing list for the systemtap project: important systemtap security fix.
- SystemTap Web page: SystemTap.
- BID-44917: SystemTap 'Staprun' Module Unloading Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-4171: The staprun runtime tool in SystemTap 1.3 does not verify that a module to unload was previously loaded by SystemTap, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (unloading of arbitrary kernel modules).
- DSA-2348: systemtap -- several vulnerabilities
- OSVDB ID: 69490: SystemTap /usr/bin/staprun Arbitrary Unused Module Unloading Local DoS
- RHSA-2010-0894: Important: systemtap security update
- SA42256: SystemTap Denial of Service and Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1024754: SystemTap Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges and Deny Service
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
- RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.0.z
- SystemTap SystemTap 1.3
Nov 17, 2010
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