Upstream information

CVE-2010-4170 at MITRE

Description

The 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We are not shipping staprun setuid root on our products, so we are not affected by this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1085465 [RESOLVED / INVALID], 654201 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 systemtap Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 systemtap Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS systemtap Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 systemtap Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 systemtap Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 systemtap Not affected