Debian: DSA-3290-1: linux security update

    Date18 Jun 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service, information leaks or data corruption.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3290-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Ben Hutchings
    June 18, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1805 CVE-2015-3636 CVE-2015-4167
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
    may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service, information leaks
    or data corruption.
    
    CVE-2015-1805
    
        Red Hat discovered that the pipe iovec read and write
        implementations may iterate over the iovec twice but will modify the
        iovec such that the second iteration accesses the wrong memory. A
        local user could use this flaw to crash the system or possibly for
        privilege escalation. This may also result in data corruption and
        information leaks in pipes between non-malicious processes.
    
    CVE-2015-3636
    
        Wen Xu and wushi of KeenTeam discovered that users allowed to create
        ping sockets can use them to crash the system and, on 32-bit
        architectures, for privilege escalation. However, by default, no
        users on a Debian system have access to ping sockets.
    
    CVE-2015-4167
    
        Carl Henrik Lunde discovered that the UDF implementation is missing
        a necessary length checks. A local user that can mount devices could
        use this flaw to crash the system.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed
    in version 3.2.68-1+deb7u2.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems were fixed in
    version 3.16.7-ckt11-1 or earlier, except for CVE-2015-4167 which will
    be fixed later.
    
    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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