Debian Security Advisory DSA 1588-2 (linux-2.6)

Published: 2008-06-11 16:37:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2007-6712 Johannes Bauer discovered an integer overflow condition in the hrtimer subsystem on 64-bit systems. This can be exploited by local users to trigger a denial of service (DoS) by causing the kernel to execute an infinite loop. CVE-2008-1615 Jan Kratochvil reported a local denial of service condition that permits local users on systems running the amd64 flavor kernel to cause a system crash. CVE-2008-2136 Paul Harks discovered a memory leak in the Simple Internet Transition (SIT) code used for IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels. This can be exploited by remote users to cause a denial of service condition. CVE-2008-2137 David Miller and Jan Lieskovsky discovered issues with the virtual address range checking of mmaped regions on the sparc architecture that may be exploited by local users to cause a denial of service. For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch5. This updated advisory adds the linux-2.6 build for s390 and the fai-kernels build for powerpc which were not yet available at the time of DSA-1588-1. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6, fai-kernels, and

The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6 announced via advisory DSA 1588-2.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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