Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Stephane Chauveau discovered that OProfile did not properly perform
input validation when processing arguments to opcontrol. A local user
who is allowed to run opcontrol with privileges could exploit this to
run arbitrary commands as the privileged user. (CVE-2011-1760,
Stephane Chauveau discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in
OProfile when processing the --save argument to opcontrol. A local
user could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-2472).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected oprofile package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true