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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1575-1 (linux-2.6)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6 announced via advisory DSA 1575-1.

Insight

Insight

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problem: CVE-2008-1669 Alexander Viro discovered a race condition in the fcntl code that may permit local users on multi-processor systems to execute parallel code paths that are otherwise prohibited and gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table. For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch4. For the unstable distribution(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.25-2. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6, fai-kernels, and

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201575-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)