Bug 717672 (CVE-2011-2504)

Summary: CVE-2011-2504 x11perfcomp has dot in its path
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: ajax, jrusnack, kem
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: public=20110629,reported=20110629,source=upstream,impact=low,cvss2=3.5/AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-4/xorg-x11=wontfix,rhel-5/xorg-x11-apps=wontfix,rhel-6/xorg-x11-apps=affected,cwe=CWE-829
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Bug Depends On: 856481    
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Description Josh Bressers 2011-06-29 10:37:31 EDT
Xorg upstream alerted us to an issue in the x11perfcomp script. The script
places a '.' in the PATH environment variable which could result in an
attacker being able to execute arbitrary code if a user runs x11perfcomp
from an attacker controlled directory.
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 03:15:40 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0502 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0502.html
Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-02-21 23:13:15 EST