Debian Security Advisory DSA 1428-1 (linux-2.6)

Published: 2008-01-31 15:11:48
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201428-1

Technical Details:
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-2007-3104 Eric Sandeen provided a backport of Tejun Heo's fix for a local denial of service vulnerability in sysfs. Under memory pressure, a dentry structure maybe reclaimed resulting in a bad pointer dereference causing an oops during a readdir. CVE-2007-4997 Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that make use of the Linux kernel's ieee80211 layer. A remote user could generate a malicious 802.11 frame that could result in a denial of service (crash). The ipw2100 driver is known to be affected by this issue, while the ipw2200 is believed not to be. CVE-2007-5500 Scott James Remnant diagnosed a coding error in the implementation of ptrace which could be used by a local user to cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop. These problems have been fixed in the stable distribution in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch5. The following matrix lists additional Linux Distribution Packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update: Debian 4.0 (etch) fai-kernels 1.17+etch.13etch5 user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch5 We recommend that you upgrade your kernel Linux Distribution Package immediately and reboot

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6 announced via advisory DSA 1428-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-3104
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-4997
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-5500

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.1
Published
2008-01-31
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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