Debian Security Advisory DSA 2389-1 (linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak)

Published: 2013-09-18 09:53:02
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Affected Versions:
linux-2.6 on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32-39squeeze1. Updates for issues impacting the oldstable distribution (lenny) will be available soon. The following matrix lists additional source Linux Distribution Packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update:  Debian 6.0 (squeeze)user-mode-linux2.6.32-1um-4+39squeeze1We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux Linux Distribution Packages.

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-2011-2183Andrea Righi reported an issue in KSM, a memory-saving de-duplication feature. By exploiting a race with exiting tasks, local users can cause a kernel oops, resulting in a denial of service. CVE-2011-2213Dan Rosenberg discovered an issue in the INET socket monitoring interface. Local users could cause a denial of service by injecting code and causing the kernel to execute an infinite loop. CVE-2011-2898Eric Dumazet reported an information leak in the raw packet socket implementation. CVE-2011-3353Han-Wen Nienhuys reported a local denial of service issue in the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) support in the Linux kernel. Local users could cause a buffer overflow, leading to a kernel oops and resulting in a denial of service. CVE-2011-4077Carlos Maiolino reported an issue in the XFS filesystem. A local user with the ability to mount a filesystem could corrupt memory resulting in a denial of service or possibly gain elevated privileges. CVE-2011-4110David Howells reported an issue in the kernel's access key retention system which allow local users to cause a kernel oops leading to a denial of service. CVE-2011-4127Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat reported an issue in the ioctl passthrough support for SCSI devices. Users with permission to access restricted portions of a device (e.g. a partition or a logical volume) can obtain access to the entire device by way of the SG_IO ioctl. This could be exploited by a local user or privileged VM guest to achieve a privilege escalation. CVE-2011-4611Maynard Johnson reported an issue with the perf support on POWER7 systems that allows local users to cause a denial of service. CVE-2011-4622Jan Kiszka reported an issue in the KVM PIT timer support. Local users with the permission to use KVM can cause a denial of service by starting a PIT timer without first setting up the irqchip. CVE-2011-4914Ben Hutchings reported various bounds checking issues within the ROSE protocol support in the kernel. Remote users could possibly use this to gain access to sensitive memory or cause a denial of service.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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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