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Debian: Security update for OProfile

OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the flaw to escalate his privileges. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2254-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Luciano Bello
June 3, 2011                             http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : oprofile
Vulnerability  : command injection
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug     : 624212
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1760

OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its
control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary
commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is
authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the
flaw to escalate his privileges.


For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.3-2+lenny1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.6-1.1+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.6-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.6-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your oprofile packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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