Debian: kernel Privilage escalation MIPS patch

    Date04 Feb 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2114
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Integer overflow in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel allows local users to gain root privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 433-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    February 4th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips
    Vulnerability  : integer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2003-0961
    
    RedHat and SuSE kernel and security teams revealed an integer overflow
    in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel allows local users to
    gain root privileges.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4.  Other architectures are already or
    will be fixed separately.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon
    with newly uploaded packages.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your kernel image packages for the mips
    and mipsel architectures.  This problem has been fixed in the upstream
    version 2.4.23 as well and is also present in 2.4.24, of course.
    
    
    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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      786 2a51821fe269f966d29ad5606d6f2359
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1138358 70eb01fffb109418f252ce99cd185b36
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1138584 464028c10809e94a643519f0deb422cb
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-headers-2.4.17_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3475508 bdf1d27f96cb5a93832d5b297ce64307
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r4k-ip22_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2042436 9e4cc3cfcb829c9dea6654a76d08fbee
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r5k-ip22_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2042364 16d2a70c00bff7d28bac333fe07177f8
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-headers-2.4.17_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3474274 858fa1fa773007d0f302d011745a7843
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r3k-kn02_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2198224 7c0930d1bb057576cb1fb0b386e3c66d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r4k-kn04_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2194006 c7dafc8d835d7eab96d45744f8156ddd
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/mips-tools_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14992 8e39b68df548876cf1489e5672499e93
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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