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Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 15:06:05 +0530
From: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>
CC: William Cohen <>, Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Stephane Chauveau <>,
        Maynard Johnson <>,
        Robert Richter <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request -- oprofile -- Local privilege
 escalation via crafted opcontrol event parameter when authorized by sudo

Hi William,
On 05/01/2011 07:30 AM, William Cohen wrote:
> I don't know if this is the best way to fix this issue, but attached is a patch that filters out all but alpha numeric characters and '_'. Feedback on the patch would be appreciated.

It appears from the debian bug, that there may be others way to exploit
this issue as well. hence i think we need a revised patch?

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Security Response Team

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