Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 922-1] linux security update)

Published: 2018-01-16 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
linux on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.88-1. This version also includes bug fixes from upstream version 3.2.88, and fixes some older security issues in the keyring, packet socket and cryptographic hash subsystems that do not have CVE IDs. For Debian 8 'Jessie', most of these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.43-1 which will be part of the next point release. We recommend that you upgrade your linux Linux Distribution Packages.

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-2016-2188 Ralf Spenneberg of OpenSource Security reported that the iowarrior device driver did not sufficiently validate USB descriptors. This allowed a physically present user with a specially designed USB device to cause a denial of service (crash). CVE-2016-9604 It was discovered that the keyring subsystem allowed a process to set a special internal keyring as its session keyring. The security impact in this version of the kernel is unknown. Description truncated. Please see the references for more information. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.88-1. This version also includes bug fixes from upstream version 3.2.88, and fixes some older security issues in the keyring, packet socket and cryptographic hash subsystems that do not have CVE IDs.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10200
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2188
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-9604
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2647
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2671
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5967
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5970
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-6951
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7184
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7261
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7273
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7294
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7308
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7472
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7616
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7618

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/04/msg00041.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2018-01-16
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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