Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : oprofile vulnerabilities (USN-1166-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55567


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Stephane 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected oprofile package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55567

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1166-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:oprofile, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1760, CVE-2011-2471, CVE-2011-2472

BID: 47652, 48241

OSVDB: 72792, 73716, 73717

USN: 1166-1