Debian: DSA-2972-1: linux security update

    Date 06 Jul 2014
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Andy Lutomirski discovered that the ptrace syscall was not verifying the RIP register to be valid in the ptrace API on x86_64 processors. An unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the kernel (resulting in denial of service) or for privilege escalation.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2972-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    July 06, 2014                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-4699
    
    Andy Lutomirski discovered that the ptrace syscall was not verifying the
    RIP register to be valid in the ptrace API on x86_64 processors. An
    unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the kernel (resulting in
    denial of service) or for privilege escalation.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.2.60-1+deb7u1. In addition, this update contains several
    bugfixes originally targeted for the upcoming Wheezy point release.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your linux 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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