Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 11:34:38 -0600 From: dann frazier <dannf@...ian.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>, Christian Ohm <chr.ohm@....net>, Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...stprotocols.net>, 632923@...s.debian.org Subject: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled config file This was reported by Christian Ohm at: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=632923 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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