CVE-2011-2905

MEDIUM

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the perf_config function in tools/perf/util/config.c in perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.1, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted config file in the current working directory.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/08/09/6

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729808

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-03-01

Updated: 2013-03-04

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM