Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : systemtap (MDVSA-2011:154)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 56532


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in systemtap :

SystemTap 1.4 and earlier, when unprivileged (aka stapusr) mode is enabled, allows local users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and OOPS) via a crafted ELF program with DWARF expressions that are not properly handled by a stap script that performs context variable access (CVE-2011-1769).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected systemtap package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 56532

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-154.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/18

Modified: 2016/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:systemtap, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1769

BID: 47934

OSVDB: 73277

MDVSA: 2011:154