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Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:53:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>, Christian Ohm <>,
        Paul Mackerras <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,, coley <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled
 config file

----- Original Message -----
> 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.

Please use CVE-2011-2905.



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