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CVE-2011-2905 Detail

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the perf_config function in tools/perf/util/config.c in perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.1, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted config file in the current working directory.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/01/2013

Evaluator Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html 'CWE-426 Untrusted Search Path'

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-2905
Original release date:
03/01/2013
Last revised:
03/04/2013
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.2 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/08/09/6 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20110809 Re: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled config file
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729808 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729808
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/aba8d056078e47350d85b06a9cabd5afcc4b72ea

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 3.0.68

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