Debian: kernel MIPS version of mremap() fix

    Date19 Jan 2004
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 427-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    January 19th, 2004             
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    Package        : kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips
    Vulnerability  : mising boundary check
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2003-0985
    Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the
    Linux kernel (present in version 2.4.x and 2.6.x) which may allow a
    local attacker to gain root privileges.  Version 2.2 is not affected
    by this bug.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody3 the mips and mipsel architectures.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon
    with newly uploaded packages.
    We recommend that you upgrade your kernel packages.  This problem has
    been fixed in the upstream version 2.4.24 as well.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      786 0ed0c82eae3f9bdea8b5643080f11231      Size/MD5 checksum:  1136013 b115834700679688144a44ba55554389
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1138232 067fa128b07595b293b69c77093c1ceb
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3475612 d5ad56a3ed70e47a8da77a82e2736c82
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2042408 9595b0545e466f8329b6c41df35bd817
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2042232 70e9777c256a8cf0d0682bcc442467eb
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3474458 5cf03484bfbd5f6c9ea7fa44c87b5e41
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2196262 6456cdf36e393a624f6155fb229d0364
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2192656 96c8ca1f1a6b7e30ca7b114c075823c8
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14928 30ee08d500482dbdea402ef23a52ca6c
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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