GLSA-201406-04 : SystemTap: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-04
(SystemTap: Denial of Service)

SystemTap does not properly handle DWARF expressions when unwinding the

Impact :

A local attacker with SystemTap permissions could trigger a kernel
panic, causing a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

Disabling unprivileged mode is a temporary workaround for this

See also :

Solution :

All SystemTap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/systemtap-2.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74319 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52121

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0875

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