Debian: DSA-2928-1: linux-2.6 security update

    Date14 May 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, information leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2928-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Dann Frazier
    May 14, 2014                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux-2.6
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2014-0196 CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead
    to a denial of service, information leak or privilege escalation. The Common
    Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2014-0196
    
        Jiri Slaby discovered a race condition in the pty layer, which could lead
        to a denial of service or privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738
    
        Matthew Daley discovered an information leak and missing input
        sanitising in the FDRAWCMD ioctl of the floppy driver. This could result
        in a privilege escalation.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.32-48squeeze6.
    
    The following matrix lists additional source packages that were rebuilt for
    compatibility with or to take advantage of this update:
    
                                                 Debian 6.0 (squeeze)
         user-mode-linux                         2.6.32-1um-4+48squeeze6
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux packages.
    
    Note: Debian carefully tracks all known security issues across every
    linux kernel package in all releases under active security support.
    However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security
    issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of
    doing an update, updates for lower priority issues will normally not
    be released for all kernels at the same time. Rather, they will be
    released in a staggered or "leap-frog" fashion.
    
    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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