Bug 717672 - (CVE-2011-2504) CVE-2011-2504 x11perfcomp has dot in its path
CVE-2011-2504 x11perfcomp has dot in its path
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 856481
Blocks: 855229
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Reported: 2011-06-29 10:37 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2015-03-09 05:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-03-06 06:57:03 EST
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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


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