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Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 17:00:14 -0400
From: William Cohen <>
To: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>
CC:, Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Stephane Chauveau <>,
        Maynard Johnson <>,
        Robert Richter <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege
 escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo

On 05/03/2011 05:36 AM, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
> Hi William,
> On 05/01/2011 07:30 AM, William Cohen wrote:
>> I don't know if this is the best way to fix this issue, but attached is a patch that filters out all but alpha numeric characters and '_'. Feedback on the patch would be appreciated.
> It appears from the debian bug, that there may be others way to exploit
> this issue as well. hence i think we need a revised patch?

Hi Huzaifa,

I have generated some patches to address the CVE. However, I have not yet address the related to the "echo do_jitconv > $SESSION_DIR/opd_pipe"

I will send the the patches from my local git branch in a moment.

Any feedback would be appreciated.


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