69489 : SystemTap /usr/bin/staprun Kernel Module Loading Local Privilege Escalation
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Disclosure Date
Time to Patch
2 days


SystemTap contains a flaw that may allow an attacker to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when /usr/bin/staprun fails to properly sanitize the environment before loading an additional kernel module. This allows a local attacker to escalate their privileges.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Workaround, Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Red Hat has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.


Red Hat, Inc.


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2010-12-08 | Disagree?

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