GLSA-201406-04 : SystemTap: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74319


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-04 (SystemTap: Denial of Service)

SystemTap does not properly handle DWARF expressions when unwinding the stack.
Impact :

A local attacker with SystemTap permissions could trigger a kernel panic, causing a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

Disabling unprivileged mode is a temporary workaround for this vulnerability.


All SystemTap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/systemtap-2.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74319

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/05

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:systemtap, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0875

BID: 52121

GLSA: 201406-04