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Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:48:11 -0600
From: dann frazier <>
To: Steve Grubb <>
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Christian Ohm <>, Paul Mackerras <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
Subject: Re: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled
 config file

On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 09:18:07AM -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
> On Sunday, August 07, 2011 01:34:38 PM dann frazier wrote:
> > This was reported by Christian Ohm at:
> >
> > 
> > The perf command, provided as part of the Linux kernel source, looks
> > for and honors configuration settings in ./config. A local user could
> > obtain elevated privileges by convincing a superuser to run the perf
> > command from a directory the user controls.
> And in recent kernels has an executable stack:

fyi, that bug appears to be locked

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