Debian: DSA-2917-1: super security update

    Date28 Apr 2014
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    John Lightsey of the Debian Security Audit project discovered that the super package did not check for setuid failures, allowing local users to increase the privileges on kernel versions which do not guard against RLIMIT_NPROC attacks.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2917-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    April 28, 2014                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : super
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0470
    
    John Lightsey of the Debian Security Audit project discovered that the
    super package did not check for setuid failures, allowing local users
    to increase the privileges on kernel versions which do not guard
    against RLIMIT_NPROC attacks.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.30.0-3+squeeze2.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.30.0-6+deb7u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your super packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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