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Debian: DSA-3886-2: linux regression update

Date 27 Jun 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The security update announced as DSA-3886-1 caused regressions for some applications using Java - including jsvc, LibreOffice and Scilab - due to the fix for CVE-2017-1000364. Updated packages are now available to correct this issue. For reference, the relevant part of the original

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3886-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
June 27, 2017                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : linux
Debian Bug     : 865303

The security update announced as DSA-3886-1 caused regressions for some
applications using Java - including jsvc, LibreOffice and Scilab - due
to the fix for CVE-2017-1000364. Updated packages are now available to
correct this issue. For reference, the relevant part of the original
advisory text follows.

CVE-2017-1000364

    The Qualys Research Labs discovered that the size of the stack guard
    page is not sufficiently large. The stack-pointer can jump over the
    guard-page and moving from the stack into another memory region
    without accessing the guard-page. In this case no page-fault
    exception is raised and the stack extends into the other memory
    region. An attacker can exploit this flaw for privilege escalation.

    The default stack gap protection is set to 256 pages and can be
    configured via the stack_guard_gap kernel parameter on the kernel
    command line.

    Further details can be found at
    https://www.qualys.com/2017/06/19/stack-clash/stack-clash.txt

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 3.16.43-2+deb8u2.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.9.30-2+deb9u2.

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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