Debian Security Advisory DSA 2906-1 (linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak)

Published: 2014-04-23 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Affected Versions:
linux-2.6 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32-48squeeze5. 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+48squeeze5 We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux Linux Distribution Packages. Note: Debian carefully tracks all known security issues across every linux kernel Linux Distribution Package in all releases under active security support. However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of doing an update, updates for lower priority issues will normally not be released for all kernels at the same time. Rather, they will be released in a staggered or leap-frog fashion.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, information leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2013-0343 George Kargiotakis reported an issue in the temporary address handling of the IPv6 privacy extensions. Users on the same LAN can cause a denial of service or obtain access to sensitive information by sending router advertisement messages that cause temporary address generation to be disabled. CVE-2013-2147 Dan Carpenter reported issues in the cpqarray driver for Compaq Smart2 Controllers and the cciss driver for HP Smart Array controllers allowing users to gain access to sensitive kernel memory. CVE-2013-2889 Kees Cook discovered missing input sanitization in the HID driver for Zeroplus game pads that could lead to a local denial of service. CVE-2013-2893 Kees Cook discovered that missing input sanitization in the HID driver for various Logitech force feedback devices could lead to a local denial of service. Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-0343
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-2147
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-2889
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-2893
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-2929
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4162
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4299
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4345
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4512
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4587
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6367
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6380
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6381
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6382
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6383
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-7263
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-7264
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-7265
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-7339
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-0101
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1444
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1445
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1446
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1874
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-2039
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-2523

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2906.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2014-04-23
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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