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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-2905

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.
Publish Date : 2013-03-01 Last Update Date : 2013-03-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
2.6
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P 2011-08-07 2011-08-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-2905 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20112905 unix
DSA-2303-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14248 unix
DSA-2303-2 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14888 unix
ELSA-2011-1465 -- kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28166 unix
ELSA-2011:1465: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23677 unix
RHSA-2011:1465: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21641 unix
RHSA-2011:1465: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20111465 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-2905

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.48 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.49 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.53 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.55 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.56 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.57 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.58 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.59 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.63 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.65 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.66 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.67 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.68 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 68

- References For CVE-2011-2905

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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-2905

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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