ID CVE-2011-1760
Summary utils/opcontrol in OProfile 0.9.6 and earlier might allow local users to conduct eval injection attacks and gain privileges via shell metacharacters in the -e argument.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.5.3
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.5
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.5.2
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.5.1
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.6.1
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.8.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.8.1
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.7
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.7.1
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.8
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.1
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.2
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.3
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.4
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.4
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.5
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.5.4
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.4
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.3
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.6
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.8.2
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.8.2
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.2
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.9.6
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.9.6
  • Maynard Johnson OProfile 0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:maynard_johnson:oprofile:0.1
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 10-06-2011 - 09:32)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description OProfile 0.9.6 'opcontrol' Utility 'set_event()' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability. CVE-2011-1760. Local exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:35681
last seen 2016-02-04
modified 2011-04-29
published 2011-04-29
reporter Stephane Chauveau
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/35681/
title OProfile 0.9.6 - 'opcontrol' Utility 'set_event' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-8076.NASL
    description When opcontrol was run by a normal user with sudo access it was possible for the user to craft options to opcontrol that would allow commands to be run with root privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 55675
    published 2011-07-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55675
    title Fedora 15 : oprofile-0.9.6-21.fc15 (2011-8076)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-8087.NASL
    description When opcontrol was run by a normal user with sudo access it was possible for the user to craft options to opcontrol that would allow commands to be run with root privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 55676
    published 2011-07-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55676
    title Fedora 14 : oprofile-0.9.6-21.fc14 (2011-8087)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1166-1.NASL
    description Stephane Chauveau discovered that OProfile did not properly perform input validation when processing arguments to opcontrol. A local user who is allowed to run opcontrol with privileges could exploit this to run arbitrary commands as the privileged user. (CVE-2011-1760, CVE-2011-2471) Stephane Chauveau discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in OProfile when processing the --save argument to opcontrol. A local user could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-2472). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 55567
    published 2011-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55567
    title Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : oprofile vulnerabilities (USN-1166-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2254.NASL
    description OProfile is a performance profiling tool which is configurable by opcontrol, its control utility. Stephane Chauveau reported several ways to inject arbitrary commands in the arguments of this utility. If a local unprivileged user is authorized by sudoers file to run opcontrol as root, this user could use the flaw to escalate his privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 55042
    published 2011-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55042
    title Debian DSA-2254-1 : oprofile - command injection
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201412-09.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-09 (Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2011) Vulnerabilities have been discovered in the packages listed below. Please review the CVE identifiers in the Reference section for details. FMOD Studio PEAR Mail LVM2 GnuCash xine-lib Last.fm Scrobbler WebKitGTK+ shadow tool suite PEAR unixODBC Resource Agents mrouted rsync XML Security Library xrdb Vino OProfile syslog-ng sFlow Toolkit GNOME Display Manager libsoup CA Certificates Gitolite QtCreator Racer Impact : A context-dependent attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges, execute arbitrary code, cause Denial of Service, obtain sensitive information, or otherwise bypass security restrictions. Workaround : There are no known workarounds at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-04-15
    plugin id 79962
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79962
    title GLSA-201412-09 : Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2011
refmap via4
bid 47652
confirm
debian DSA-2254
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20110429 CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
  • [oss-security] 20110430 Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
  • [oss-security] 20110502 Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
  • [oss-security] 20110503 Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
  • [oss-security] 20110510 Re: Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
  • [oss-security] 20110511 Re: Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo
secunia
  • 44790
  • 45205
ubuntu USN-1166-1
Last major update 06-09-2011 - 23:16
Published 09-06-2011 - 15:55
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