SuSE 11.1 Security Update : perf (SAT Patch Number 5417)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.

Description :

The following perf tool bugs have been fixed :

- it was issuing excessive number of gettimeofday calls
creating noise when trying to measure performance.
(bnc#607339)

- it would consider a file named 'config' in the
current-working-directory as containing perf
configuration data, this fact could be exploited by a
malicious user. (bnc#711414, CVE-2011-2905)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607339
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=711414
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-2905.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 5417.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57127 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2905

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