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    Debian: DSA-3804-1: linux security update

    Date 08 Mar 2017
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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 have other impacts.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3804-1                   [email protected]
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 08, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-9588 CVE-2017-2636 CVE-2017-5669 CVE-2017-5986 
                     CVE-2017-6214 CVE-2017-6345 CVE-2017-6346 CVE-2017-6348 
                     CVE-2017-6353
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
    may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or have other
    impacts.
    
    CVE-2016-9588
    
        Jim Mattson discovered that the KVM implementation for Intel x86
        processors does not properly handle #BP and #OF exceptions in an
        L2 (nested) virtual machine. A local attacker in an L2 guest VM
        can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service for
        the L1 guest VM.
    
    CVE-2017-2636
    
        Alexander Popov discovered a race condition flaw in the n_hdlc
        line discipline that can lead to a double free. A local
        unprivileged user can take advantage of this flaw for privilege
        escalation. On systems that do not already have the n_hdlc module
        loaded, this can be mitigated by disabling it:
        echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-n_hdlc.conf install n_hdlc false
    
    CVE-2017-5669
    
        Gareth Evans reported that privileged users can map memory at
        address 0 through the shmat() system call. This could make it
        easier to exploit other kernel security vulnerabilities via a
        set-UID program.
    
    CVE-2017-5986
    
        Alexander Popov reported a race condition in the SCTP
        implementation that can be used by local users to cause a
        denial-of-service (crash). The initial fix for this was incorrect
        and introduced further security issues (CVE-2017-6353). This
        update includes a later fix that avoids those. On systems that do
        not already have the sctp module loaded, this can be mitigated by
        disabling it:
        echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-sctp.conf install sctp false
    
    CVE-2017-6214
    
        Dmitry Vyukov reported a bug in the TCP implementation's handling
        of urgent data in the splice() system call. This can be used by a
        remote attacker for denial-of-service (hang) against applications
        that read from TCP sockets with splice().
    
    CVE-2017-6345
    
        Andrey Konovalov reported that the LLC type 2 implementation
        incorrectly assigns socket buffer ownership. This can be used
        by a local user to cause a denial-of-service (crash). On systems
        that do not already have the llc2 module loaded, this can be
        mitigated by disabling it:
        echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-llc2.conf install llc2 false
    
    CVE-2017-6346
    
        Dmitry Vyukov reported a race condition in the raw packet (af_packet)
        fanout feature. Local users with the CAP_NET_RAW capability (in any
        user namespace) can use this for denial-of-service and possibly for
        privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2017-6348
    
        Dmitry Vyukov reported that the general queue implementation in
        the IrDA subsystem does not properly manage multiple locks,
        possibly allowing local users to cause a denial-of-service
        (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.16.39-1+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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