Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : oprofile vulnerabilities (USN-1166-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 55567
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionStephane 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, CVE-2011-2471)
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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected oprofile package.