79673 : SystemTap Invalid Pointer DWARF Expression Parsing Local DoS
Printer | http://osvdb.org/79673 | Email This | Edit Vulnerability

Views This Week Views All Time Added to OSVDB Last Modified Modified (since 2008) Percent Complete
2 689 about 2 years ago over 1 year ago 7 times 100%

Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-02-20

Description

SystemTap contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when parsing 'Debugging With Attributed Record Formats' (DWARF) expressions, which causes a kernel panic resulting in a loss of availability for the system.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, a patch has been released in the GIT repository to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.

Products

SystemTap
SystemTap
Unspecified

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.6
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2014-02-05 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_2

Comments

No Comments.

The database information may change without any notice. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition, and there are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the copyright holder or distributor (OSVDB or OSF) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

© Copyright 2002 - 2014 Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement - Terms of Use