Debian: New Linux kernel 2.4.18 packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date20 May 2006
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1069-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/               Martin Schulze, Dann Frazier
    May 20th, 2006                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : kernel-source-2.4.18,kernel-image-2.4.18-1-alpha,kernel-image-2.4.18-1-i386,kernel-image-2.4.18-hppa,kernel-image-2.4.18-powerpc-xfs,kernel-patch-2.4.18-powerpc,kernel-patch-benh
    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:
    
    
     CVE-2004-0427
    
         A local denial of service vulnerability in do_fork() has been found.     
    
     CVE-2005-0489
    
         A local denial of service vulnerability in proc memory handling has
         been found.
    
     CVE-2004-0394
    
         A buffer overflow in the panic handling code has been found.
    
     CVE-2004-0447
    
         A local denial of service vulnerability through a null pointer
         dereference in the IA64 process handling code has been found.
    
     CVE-2004-0554
    
         A local denial of service vulnerability through an infinite loop in
         the signal handler code has been found.
    
     CVE-2004-0565
    
         An information leak in the context switch code has been found on
         the IA64 architecture.
    
     CVE-2004-0685
    
         Unsafe use of copy_to_user in USB drivers may disclose sensitive
         information.
    
     CVE-2005-0001
    
         A race condition in the i386 page fault handler may allow privilege
         escalation.
    
     CVE-2004-0883
    
         Multiple vulnerabilities in the SMB filesystem code may allow denial
         of service of information disclosure.
    
     CVE-2004-0949
    
         An information leak discovered in the SMB filesystem code.
    
     CVE-2004-1016
    
         A local denial of service vulnerability has been found in the SCM layer.
    
     CVE-2004-1333
    
         An integer overflow in the terminal code may allow a local denial of
         service vulnerability.
    
     CVE-2004-0997
    
         A local privilege escalation in the MIPS assembly code has been found.
     
     CVE-2004-1335
     
         A memory leak in the ip_options_get() function may lead to denial of
         service.
          
     CVE-2004-1017
    
         Multiple overflows exist in the io_edgeport driver which might be usable
         as a denial of service attack vector.
     
     CVE-2005-0124
    
         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.
    
     CVE-2005-0528
    
         A local privilege escalation in the mremap function has been found
    
     CVE-2003-0984
    
         Inproper initialization of the RTC may disclose information.
    
     CVE-2004-1070
    
         Insufficient input sanitising in the load_elf_binary() function may
         lead to privilege escalation.
    
     CVE-2004-1071
    
         Incorrect error handling in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege
         escalation.
    
     CVE-2004-1072
    
         A buffer overflow in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege
         escalation or denial of service.
    
     CVE-2004-1073
    
         The open_exec function may disclose information.
    
     CVE-2004-1074
    
         The binfmt code is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed
         a.out binaries.
    
     CVE-2004-0138
    
         A denial of service vulnerability in the ELF loader has been found.
    
     CVE-2004-1068
    
         A programming error in the unix_dgram_recvmsg() function may lead to
         privilege escalation.
    
     CVE-2004-1234
    
         The ELF loader is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed
         binaries.
    
     CVE-2005-0003
    
         Crafted ELF binaries may lead to privilege escalation, due to 
         insufficient checking of overlapping memory regions.
    
     CVE-2004-1235
    
         A race condition in the load_elf_library() and binfmt_aout() functions
         may allow privilege escalation.
    
     CVE-2005-0504
    
         An integer overflow in the Moxa driver may lead to privilege escalation.
    
     CVE-2005-0384
    
         A remote denial of service vulnerability has been found in the PPP
         driver.
    
     CVE-2005-0135
    
         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 3.0 (woody)
         Source                          2.4.18-14.4
         Alpha architecture              2.4.18-15woody1
         Intel IA-32 architecture        2.4.18-13.2
         HP Precision architecture       62.4 
         PowerPC architecture            2.4.18-1woody6
         PowerPC architecture/XFS        20020329woody1            
         PowerPC architecture/benh       20020304woody1
         Sun Sparc architecture          22woody1    
    
    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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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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