CVE-2010-4170

NameCVE-2010-4170
DescriptionThe staprun runtime tool in SystemTap 1.3 does not properly clear the environment before executing modprobe, which allows local users to gain privileges by setting the MODPROBE_OPTIONS environment variable to specify a malicious configuration file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2348-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs603946
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
systemtap (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze1.2-5+squeeze1fixed
wheezy1.7-1+deb7u1fixed
jessie, sid2.6-0.2fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
systemtapsource(unstable)1.2-3high603946
systemtapsourcesqueeze1.2-5+squeeze1highDSA-2348-1

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