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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1060-1 (kernel-patch-vserver)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

15 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to kernel-patch-vserver announced via advisory DSA 1060-1. Jan Rekorajski discovered that the kernel patch for virtual private servers does not limit context capabilities to the root user within the virtual server, which might lead to privilege escalation for some virtual server specific operations. The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain kernel-patch-vserver packages.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.5.6. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2:2.0.1-4. We recommend that you upgrade your kernel-patch-vserver package and https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201060-1

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