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Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 11:34:38 -0600
From: dann frazier <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Christian Ohm <>, Paul Mackerras <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
Subject: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled config file

This was reported by Christian Ohm at:

The perf command, provided as part of the Linux kernel source, looks
for and honors configuration settings in ./config. A local user could
obtain elevated privileges by convincing a superuser to run the perf
command from a directory the user controls.

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