Debian Security Advisory DSA 2928-1 (linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak)

Published: 2014-05-13 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Affected Versions:
linux-2.6 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.32-48squeeze6. 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+48squeeze6 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-2014-0196 Jiri Slaby discovered a race condition in the pty layer, which could lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. CVE-2014-1737 CVE-2014-1738 Matthew Daley discovered an information leak and missing input sanitising in the FDRAWCMD ioctl of the floppy driver. This could result in a privilege escalation.

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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-0196
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1737
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1738

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2928.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2014-05-13
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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