Bug 653604 - (CVE-2010-4170) CVE-2010-4170 Systemtap: Insecure loading of modules
CVE-2010-4170 Systemtap: Insecure loading of modules
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
public=20101117,reported=20101115,sou...
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Depends On: 653677 653678 653679 653680 653684 653685 654318
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Reported: 2010-11-15 14:12 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 08:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-22 10:41:02 EST
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-15 14:12:17 EST
It was found that systemtap runtime tool (staprun)
did not handle the loading of user specified modules
securely. A local attacker could use this flaw to
escalate their privileges.

References:
[1] http://sources.redhat.com/ml/systemtap/2010-q4/msg00230.html

Upstream changeset:
[2] http://sources.redhat.com/git/gitweb.cgi?p=systemtap.git;a=commit;h=b7565b41228bea196cefa3a7d43ab67f8f9152e2

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-15 14:21:54 EST
This issue affects the versions of the systemtap package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the systemtap package, as shipped
with Fedora release of 12 and 13.
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-15 14:43:32 EST
The CVE identifier of CVE-2010-4170 has been assigned to this issue.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2010-11-17 09:38:51 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2010:0894 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0894.html
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2010-11-17 09:54:20 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2010:0895 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0895.html
Comment 9 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2010-11-17 10:15:13 EST
Created systemtap tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 654318]

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