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CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled config file
From: dann frazier <dannf () debian org>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 11:34:38 -0600

This was reported by Christian Ohm at:
  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=632923

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.


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