Debian: New Linux 2.6.24 packages fix several vulnerabilities | Lin...


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1681-1                [email protected]       Dann Frazier, Alexander Prinsier
December 04, 2008         
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Package        : linux-2.6.24
Vulnerability  : denial of service/privilege escalation
Problem type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-3528 CVE-2008-4554 CVE-2008-4576 CVE-2008-4618
                 CVE-2008-4933 CVE-2008-4934 CVE-2008-5025 CVE-2008-5029
                 CVE-2008-5134 CVE-2008-5182 CVE-2008-5300

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


    Eugene Teo reported a local DoS issue in the ext2 and ext3
    filesystems.  Local users who have been granted the privileges
    necessary to mount a filesystem would be able to craft a corrupted
    filesystem that causes the kernel to output error messages in an
    infinite loop.


    Milos Szeredi reported that the usage of splice() on files opened
    with O_APPEND allows users to write to the file at arbitrary
    offsets, enabling a bypass of possible assumed semantics of the
    O_APPEND flag.


    Vlad Yasevich reported an issue in the SCTP subsystem that may
    allow remote users to cause a local DoS by triggering a kernel


    Wei Yongjun reported an issue in the SCTP subsystem that may allow
    remote users to cause a local DoS by triggering a kernel panic.


    Eric Sesterhenn reported a local DoS issue in the hfsplus
    filesystem.  Local users who have been granted the privileges
    necessary to mount a filesystem would be able to craft a corrupted
    filesystem that causes the kernel to overrun a buffer, resulting
    in a system oops or memory corruption.


    Eric Sesterhenn reported a local DoS issue in the hfsplus
    filesystem.  Local users who have been granted the privileges
    necessary to mount a filesystem would be able to craft a corrupted
    filesystem that results in a kernel oops due to an unchecked
    return value.


    Eric Sesterhenn reported a local DoS issue in the hfs filesystem.
    Local users who have been granted the privileges necessary to
    mount a filesystem would be able to craft a filesystem with a
    corrupted catalog name length, resulting in a system oops or
    memory corruption.


    Andrea Bittau reported a DoS issue in the unix socket subsystem
    that allows a local user to cause memory corruption, resulting in
    a kernel panic.


    Johannes Berg reported a remote DoS issue in the libertas wireless
    driver, which can be triggered by a specially crafted beacon/probe


    Al Viro reported race conditions in the inotify subsystem that may
    allow local users to acquire elevated privileges.


    Dann Frazier reported a DoS condition that allows local users to
    cause the out of memory handler to kill off privileged processes
    or trigger soft lockups due to a starvation issue in the unix
    socket subsystem.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 packages.

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 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
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Architecture independent packages:
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    Size/MD5 checksum:    81484 fb919006ef3884f412a18fdc000cd934

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
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amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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arm architecture (ARM)
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
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mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
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s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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  These changes will probably be included in the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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Debian: New Linux 2.6.24 packages fix several vulnerabilities

December 4, 2008
Eugene Teo reported a local DoS issue in the ext2 and ext3 filesystems



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