Untrusted search path vulnerability in the perf_config function in tools/perf/util/config.c in perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.1, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a crafted config file in the current working directory.
'CWE-426 Untrusted Search Path'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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[oss-security] 20110809 Re: CVE request: perf: may parse user-controlled config file