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Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:53:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
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, coley <coley@...re.org>
Subject: Re: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled
 config file



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

Please use CVE-2011-2905.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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