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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1864-1 (linux-2.6.24)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6.24 announced via advisory DSA 1864-1.

Insight

Insight

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problem: CVE-2009-2692 Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes discovered an issue with how the sendpage function is initialized in the proto_ops structure. Local users can exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges. For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch3. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 packages.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201864-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)