Scientific Linux Security Update : systemtap on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3a5af44e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61096 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2503