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Debian: New Linux kernel 2.4.17 packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 29 May 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1082-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               Martin Schulze, Dann Frazier
May 29th, 2006                
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Package        : kernel-image-2.4.17-hppa kernel-image-2.4.17-ia64 kernel-image-2.4.17-s390 kernel-patch-2.4.17-apus kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips kernel-patch-2.4.17-s390 kernel-source-2.4.17
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CVE-2004-0427 CVE-2005-0489 CVE-2004-0394 CVE-2004-0447 CVE-2004-0554 CVE-2004-0565 CVE-2004-0685  CVE-2005-0001 CVE-2004-0883 CVE-2004-0949 CVE-2004-1016 CVE-2004-1333 CVE-2004-0997 CVE-2004-1335 CVE-2004-1017 CVE-2005-0124 CVE-2005-0528 CVE-2003-0984 CVE-2004-1070 CVE-2004-1071 CVE-2004-1072 CVE-2004-1073 CVE-2004-1074 CVE-2004-0138 CVE-2004-1068 CVE-2004-1234 CVE-2005-0003 CVE-2004-1235 CVE-2005-0504 CVE-2005-0384 CVE-2005-0135

Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux
kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:


     A local denial of service vulnerability in do_fork() has been found.     


     A local denial of service vulnerability in proc memory handling has
     been found.


     A buffer overflow in the panic handling code has been found.


     A local denial of service vulnerability through a null pointer
     dereference in the IA64 process handling code has been found.


     A local denial of service vulnerability through an infinite loop in
     the signal handler code has been found.


     An information leak in the context switch code has been found on
     the IA64 architecture.


     Unsafe use of copy_to_user in USB drivers may disclose sensitive


     A race condition in the i386 page fault handler may allow privilege


     Multiple vulnerabilities in the SMB filesystem code may allow denial
     of service of information disclosure.


     An information leak discovered in the SMB filesystem code.


     A local denial of service vulnerability has been found in the SCM layer.


     An integer overflow in the terminal code may allow a local denial of
     service vulnerability.


     A local privilege escalation in the MIPS assembly code has been found.
     A memory leak in the ip_options_get() function may lead to denial of

     Multiple overflows exist in the io_edgeport driver which might be usable
     as a denial of service attack vector.

     Bryan Fulton reported a bounds checking bug in the coda_pioctl function
     which may allow local users to execute arbitrary code or trigger a denial
     of service attack.


     A local privilege escalation in the mremap function has been found


     Inproper initialization of the RTC may disclose information.


     Insufficient input sanitising in the load_elf_binary() function may
     lead to privilege escalation.


     Incorrect error handling in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege


     A buffer overflow in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege
     escalation or denial of service.


     The open_exec function may disclose information.


     The binfmt code is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed
     a.out binaries.


     A denial of service vulnerability in the ELF loader has been found.


     A programming error in the unix_dgram_recvmsg() function may lead to
     privilege escalation.


     The ELF loader is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed


     Crafted ELF binaries may lead to privilege escalation, due to 
     insufficient checking of overlapping memory regions.


     A race condition in the load_elf_library() and binfmt_aout() functions
     may allow privilege escalation.


     An integer overflow in the Moxa driver may lead to privilege escalation.


     A remote denial of service vulnerability has been found in the PPP


     An IA64 specific local denial of service vulnerability has been found
     in the unw_unwind_to_user() function.

The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture
fix the problems mentioned above:

                                     Debian 3.1 (sarge)
     Source                          2.4.17-1woody4
     HP Precision architecture       32.5
     Intel IA-64 architecture        011226.18
     IBM S/390 architecture/image    2.4.17-2.woody.5
     IBM S/390 architecture/patch    0.0.20020816-0.woody.4
     PowerPC architecture (apus)     2.4.17-6
     MIPS architecture               2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody7

We recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot
the machine.

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 dist-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:
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      Size/MD5 checksum: 29768549 bc1f8eab880a33bfe2ebeb3ef8b6557a

  Architecture independent components:
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  HP Precision architecture:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    16404 9cfcf10a2a2ef99bbb009a650cddd227

  PowerPC architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    16280 4e54c040bc83523d8122287bab6df7a5

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    16556 019623b1dbc75bff84d7f056435dc6db

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    16558 f8382b01aca2c535988b5ab5709dae90

  Alpha architecture:
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  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15878 fcf97ed103c205699fb5396c3a49e293

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15518 2e7d50090a469a84ef7f3ae8aa97b85f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15368 41a11620bf7ea34b15742ccf59ff6895

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18356 71b076d3eeff837bfb54a7f538b11b58

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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