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    Debian: DSA-1864-1: New Linux 2.6.24 packages fix privilege escalation

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    A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problem:
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1864-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           Dann Frazier
    Aug 16, 2009              
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    Package        : linux-2.6.24
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-2692
    A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead
    to privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problem:
        Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes discovered an issue with how the
        sendpage function is initialized in the proto_ops structure.
        Local users can exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch3.
    We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 packages.
    Note: Debian 'etch' includes linux kernel packages based upon both the
    2.6.18 and 2.6.24 linux releases.  All known security issues are
    carefully tracked against both packages and both packages will receive
    security updates until security support for Debian 'etch'
    concludes. However, given the high frequency at which low-severity
    security issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource
    requirements of doing an update, lower severity 2.6.18 and 2.6.24
    updates will typically release in a staggered or "leap-frog" fashion.
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    The arm update will be released once the build becomes available.
    Source archives:
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      These changes will probably be included in the oldstable distribution on
      its next update.
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