SuSE 11.1 Security Update : perf (SAT Patch Number 5417)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57127


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The following perf tool bugs have been fixed :

- it was issuing excessive number of gettimeofday calls creating noise when trying to measure performance.

- it would consider a file named 'config' in the current-working-directory as containing perf configuration data, this fact could be exploited by a malicious user. (bnc#711414, CVE-2011-2905)


Apply SAT patch number 5417.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57127

File Name: suse_11_perf-111111.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:perf, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2905