Debian Security Advisory DSA 1927-1 (linux-2.6)

Published: 2009-11-11 14:56:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201927-1

Technical Details:
Notice: Debian 5.0.4, the next point release of Debian 'lenny', will include a new default value for the mmap_min_addr tunable. This change will add an additional safeguard against a class of security vulnerabilities known as NULL pointer dereference vulnerabilities, but it will need to be overridden when using certain applications. Additional information about this change, including instructions for making this change locally in advance of 5.0.4 (recommended), can be found at: http://wiki.debian.org/mmap_min_addr Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, sensitive memory leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2009-3228 Eric Dumazet reported an instance of uninitialized kernel memory in the network packet scheduler. Local users may be able to exploit this issue to read the contents of sensitive kernel memory. CVE-2009-3238 Linus Torvalds provided a change to the get_random_int() function to increase its randomness. CVE-2009-3547 Earl Chew discovered a NULL pointer dereference issue in the pipe_rdwr_open function which can be used by local users to gain elevated privileges. CVE-2009-3612 Jiri Pirko discovered a typo in the initialization of a structure in the netlink subsystem that may allow local users to gain access to sensitive kernel memory. CVE-2009-3620 Ben Hutchings discovered an issue in the DRM manager for ATI Rage 128 graphics adapters. Local users may be able to exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference). CVE-2009-3621 Tomoki Sekiyama discovered a deadlock condition in the UNIX domain socket implementation. Local users can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (system hang). CVE-2009-3638 David Wagner reported an overflow in the KVM subsystem on i386 systems. This issue is exploitable by local users with access to the /dev/kvm device file. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.26-19lenny2. For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems, where applicable, will be fixed in updates to linux-2.6 and linux-2.6.24. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6 announced via advisory DSA 1927-1.

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-2009-3228
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3238
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3547
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3612
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3620
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3621
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3638

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2009-11-11
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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