Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180724
CVE-2006-0576 Arbitrary code execution via OProfile
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:23 EST
Arbitrary code execution via OProfile
A bug has been discovered in OProfile's opcontrol command. By setting
PATH to point at certain malicious scripts, it is possible to execute
arbitrary commands as root.
We don't ship opcontrol setuid, but if a user has the ability to run
opcontrol via sudo, this issue can be leveraged.
It should be noted that untrusted users should not be given sudo
access, which seriously mitigates the potential damage this issue can
There was some discussion on the oprofile mailing list to fix this. The
resulting patch from the upstream oprofile has been backported to the RHEL3
oprofile. Should be in oprofile 0.8.1-22.
that should be oprofile 0.5.4-23.
Closing bugs in MODIFIED state from prior Fedora releases. If this bug persists
in a current Fedora release (such as Fedora Core 5 or later), please reopen and
set the version appropriately.