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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:19:23 +0200
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
Subject: Re: Re: two systemtap flaws: CVE-2011-2502 and CVE-2011-2503

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>

> On 07/28/2011 03:34 PM, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
> > Interesting, I also looked at systemtap and found a local root
> > (CVE-2010-4170), but was under the impression we had agreed it should be
> > restricted to a privileged group?
> > 
> >
> > 
> > I stopped looking because I concluded that had eliminated any security
> > risk, is that no longer the case?
> > 
> I believe this does reduce the risk, but does not totally eliminate it.

Oh I see, the group restriction is still in place, but you still support
adding unprivileged users to the group?

Understood, I think that sounds reasonable.


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