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    Debian: DSA-3696-1: linux security update

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    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3696-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    October 19, 2016                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-8956 CVE-2016-5195 CVE-2016-7042 CVE-2016-7425
    Debian Bug     : 831014
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
    may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information
    leaks.
    
    CVE-2015-8956
    
        It was discovered that missing input sanitising in RFCOMM Bluetooth
        socket handling may result in denial of service or information leak.
    
    CVE-2016-5195
    
        It was discovered that a race condition in the memory management
        code can be used for local privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2016-7042
    
        Ondrej Kozina discovered that incorrect buffer allocation in the
        proc_keys_show() function may result in local denial of service.
    
    CVE-2016-7425
    
        Marco Grassi discovered a buffer overflow in the arcmsr SCSI driver
        which may result in local denial of service, or potentially,
        arbitrary code execution.
    
    Additionally this update fixes a regression introduced in DSA-3616-1
    causing iptables performance issues (cf. Debian Bug #831014).
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.16.36-1+deb8u2.
    
    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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