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    Debian: DSA-3434-1: linux security update

    Date 05 Jan 2016
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leak.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3434-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Ben Hutchings
    January 05, 2016                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-7513 CVE-2015-7550 CVE-2015-8543 CVE-2015-8550
                     CVE-2015-8551 CVE-2015-8552 CVE-2015-8569 CVE-2015-8575
                     CVE-2015-8709
    Debian Bug     : 808293 808602 808953 808973
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
    may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information
    leak.
    
    CVE-2015-7513
    
        It was discovered that a local user permitted to use the x86 KVM
        subsystem could configure the PIT emulation to cause a denial of
        service (crash).
    
    CVE-2015-7550
    
        Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the keyring subsystem
        that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (crash).
    
    CVE-2015-8543
    
        It was discovered that a local user permitted to create raw sockets
        could cause a denial-of-service by specifying an invalid protocol
        number for the socket. The attacker must have the CAP_NET_RAW
        capability.
    
    CVE-2015-8550
    
        Felix Wilhelm of ERNW discovered that the Xen PV backend drivers
        may read critical data from shared memory multiple times. This
        flaw can be used by a guest kernel to cause a denial of service
        (crash) on the host, or possibly for privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2015-8551 / CVE-2015-8552
    
        Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk of Oracle discovered that the Xen PCI
        backend driver does not adequately validate the device state when
        a guest configures MSIs. This flaw can be used by a guest kernel
        to cause a denial of service (crash or disk space exhaustion) on
        the host.
    
    CVE-2015-8569
    
        Dmitry Vyukov discovered a flaw in the PPTP sockets implementation
        that leads to an information leak to local users.
    
    CVE-2015-8575
    
        David Miller discovered a flaw in the Bluetooth SCO sockets
        implementation that leads to an information leak to local users.
    
    CVE-2015-8709
    
        Jann Horn discovered a flaw in the permission checks for use of
        the ptrace feature. A local user who has the CAP_SYS_PTRACE
        capability within their own user namespace could use this flaw for
        privilege escalation if a more privileged process ever enters that
        user namespace. This affects at least the LXC system.
    
    In addition, this update fixes some regressions in the previous update:
    
    #808293
    
        A regression in the UDP implementation prevented freeradius and
        some other applications from receiving data.
    
    #808602 / #808953
    
        A regression in the USB XHCI driver prevented use of some devices
        in USB 3 SuperSpeed ports.
    
    #808973
    
        A fix to the radeon driver interacted with an existing bug to
        cause a crash at boot when using some AMD/ATI graphics cards.
        This issue only affects wheezy.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed
    in version 3.2.73-2+deb7u2. The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not
    affected by CVE-2015-8709.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2. CVE-2015-8543 was already fixed in
    version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 4.3.3-3 or earlier.
    
    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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