New version of kernel-image for sparc fixes DoS attack

    Date13 Dec 1999
    CategoryDebian
    3128
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    As is widely known by now the Linux 2.2.x kernels had a problem with parsing IP options, which made them susceptible to a DoS attack.
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    As is widely known by now the Linux 2.2.x kernels had a problem with
    parsing IP options, which made them susceptible to a DoS attack. 
    
    The Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 release for the Sun sparc architecture uses such
    a kernel. If you are using such a system and haven't upgraded the
    kernel yourself, we recommend that you upgrade your kernel-image package
    immediately.  If you have a sun4u system please use kernel-image-2.2.9-sun4u,
    otherwise use the normal kernel-image-2.2.9 package.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
    - --------------------------------
    
      This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola
      680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    sparc/kernel-headers-2.2.9_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 2d8724b357c1444741f2fdd626e38615
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    sparc/kernel-image-2.2.9-sun4u_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: bbff1631f05124fed467d833276f8d68
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    sparc/kernel-image-2.2.9_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7c9e15ae2c7de1d84928660b964906ad
    
      These files will be copied into
      ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-sparc/ soon.
    
    Please note you can also use apt to always get the latest security
    updates. To do so add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    
      deb http://security.debian.org/ 
    stable updates
    
    
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