Debian: DSA-2193-1: libcgroup security update

    Date16 Mar 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several issues have been discovered in libcgroup, a library to control and monitor control groups: CVE-2011-1006
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2193-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 16, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libcgroup
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1006 CVE-2011-1022
    Debian Bug     : 615987
    
    Several issues have been discovered in libcgroup, a library to control
    and monitor control groups:
    
    CVE-2011-1006
    
       Heap-based buffer overflow by converting list of controllers for
       given task into an array of strings could lead to privilege
       escalation by a local attacker.
    
    CVE-2011-1022
    
        libcgroup did not properly check the origin of Netlink messages,
        allowing a local attacker to send crafted Netlink messages which
        could lead to privilege escalation.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain libgroup packages.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.36.2-3+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libcgroup packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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