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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 849-1] linux security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or have other impacts. CVE-2016-9588 Jim Mattson discovered that the KVM implementation for Intel x86 processors does not properly handle #BP and #OF exceptions in an L2 (nested) virtual machine. A local attacker in an L2 guest VM can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service for the L1 guest VM. CVE-2017-2636 Alexander Popov discovered a race condition flaw in the n_hdlc line discipline that can lead to a double free. A local unprivileged user can take advantage of this flaw for privilege escalation. On systems that do not already have the n_hdlc module loaded, this can be mitigated by disabling it: echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-n_hdlc.conf install n_hdlc false CVE-2017-5669 Gareth Evans reported that privileged users can map memory at address 0 through the shmat() system call. This could make it easier to exploit other kernel security vulnerabilities via a set-UID program. CVE-2017-5986 Alexander Popov reported a race condition in the SCTP implementation that can be used by local users to cause a denial-of-service (crash). The initial fix for this was incorrect and introduced further security issues (CVE-2017-6353). This update includes a later fix that avoids those. On systems that do not already have the sctp module loaded, this can be mitigated by disabling it: echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-sctp.conf install sctp false CVE-2017-6214 Dmitry Vyukov reported a bug in the TCP implementation's handling of urgent data in the splice() system call. This can be used by a remote attacker for denial-of-service (hang) against applications that read from TCP sockets with splice(). CVE-2017-6345 Andrey Konovalov reported that the LLC type 2 implementation incorrectly assigns socket buffer ownership. This might be usable by a local user to cause a denial-of-service (memory corruption or crash) or privilege escalation. On systems that do not already have the llc2 module loaded, this can be mitigated by disabling it: echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-llc2.conf install llc2 false CVE-2017-6346 Dmitry Vyukov reported a race condition in the raw packet (af_packet) fanout feature. Local users with the CAP_NET_RAW capability (in any user namespace) can use this for denial-of-service and possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2017-6348 Dmitry Vyukov reported that the general queue implementation in the IrDA subsystem does not properly manage multiple locks, possibly allowing local users to cause a denial-of-service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.86-1.

Affected Software

Affected Software

linux on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.86-1. For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.39-1+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.