Debian Security Advisory DSA 1844-1 (linux-2.6.24)

Published: 2009-08-17 14:54:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201844-1

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2009-1385 Neil Horman discovered a missing fix from the e1000 network driver. A remote user may cause a denial of service by way of a kernel panic triggered by specially crafted frame sizes. CVE-2009-1389 Michael Tokarev discovered an issue in the r8169 network driver. Remote users on the same LAN may cause a denial of service by way of a kernel panic triggered by receiving a large size frame. CVE-2009-1630 Frank Filz discovered that local users may be able to execute files without execute permission when accessed via an nfs4 mount. CVE-2009-1633 Jeff Layton and Suresh Jayaraman fixed several buffer overflows in the CIFS filesystem which allow remote servers to cause memory corruption. CVE-2009-1895 Julien Tinnes and Tavis Ormandy reported and issue in the Linux vulnerability code. Local users can take advantage of a setuid binary that can either be made to dereference a NULL pointer or drop privileges and return control to the user. This allows a user to bypass mmap_min_addr restrictions which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. CVE-2009-1914 Mikulas Patocka discovered an issue in sparc64 kernels that allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by reading the /proc/iomem file. CVE-2009-1961 Miklos Szeredi reported an issue in the ocfs2 filesystem. Local users can create a denial of service (filesystem deadlock) using a particular sequence of splice system calls. CVE-2009-2406 CVE-2009-2407 Ramon de Carvalho Valle discovered two issues with the eCryptfs layered filesystem using the fsfuzzer utility. A local user with permissions to perform an eCryptfs mount may modify the contents of a eCryptfs file, overflowing the stack and potentially gaining elevated privileges. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch2. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6.24 announced via advisory DSA 1844-1.

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-2009-1385
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1389
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1630
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1633
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1895
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1914
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1961
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2406
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-2407

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2009-08-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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