Fedora 15 : oprofile-0.9.6-21.fc15 (2011-8076)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55675


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


When opcontrol was run by a normal user with sudo access it was possible for the user to craft options to opcontrol that would allow commands to be run with root privileges.

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


Update the affected oprofile package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55675

File Name: fedora_2011-8076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/26

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:oprofile, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1760

FEDORA: 2011-8076