Scientific Linux Security Update : systemtap on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61061
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSystemTap is an instrumentation system for systems running the Linux kernel, version 2.6. Developers can write scripts to collect data on the operation of the system.
A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the way SystemTap handled malformed debugging information in DWARF format. When SystemTap unprivileged mode was enabled, an unprivileged user in the stapusr group could use this flaw to crash the system. Additionally, a privileged user (root, or a member of the stapdev group) could trigger this flaw when tricked into instrumenting a specially crafted ELF binary, even when unprivileged mode was not enabled. (CVE-2011-1769)
SystemTap users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.