Debian Security Advisory DSA 3434-1 (linux - security update)

Published: 2016-01-04 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
linux on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.73-2+deb7u2. The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not affected by CVE-2015-8709 . For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2. CVE-2015-8543 was already fixed in version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.3-3 or earlier. We recommend that you upgrade your linux Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leak. CVE-2015-7513 It was discovered that a local user permitted to use the x86 KVM subsystem could configure the PIT emulation to cause a denial of service (crash). CVE-2015-7550 Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the keyring subsystem that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (crash). CVE-2015-8543 It was discovered that a local user permitted to create raw sockets could cause a denial-of-service by specifying an invalid protocol number for the socket. The attacker must have the CAP_NET_RAW capability. CVE-2015-8550 Felix Wilhelm of ERNW discovered that the Xen PV backend drivers may read critical data from shared memory multiple times. This flaw can be used by a guest kernel to cause a denial of service (crash) on the host, or possibly for privilege escalation. CVE-2015-8551 / CVE-2015-8552 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk of Oracle discovered that the Xen PCI backend driver does not adequately validate the device state when a guest configures MSIs. This flaw can be used by a guest kernel to cause a denial of service (crash or disk space exhaustion) on the host. CVE-2015-8569 Dmitry Vyukov discovered a flaw in the PPTP sockets implementation that leads to an information leak to local users. CVE-2015-8575 David Miller discovered a flaw in the Bluetooth SCO sockets implementation that leads to an information leak to local users. CVE-2015-8709 Jann Horn discovered a flaw in the permission checks for use of the ptrace feature. A local user who has the CAP_SYS_PTRACE capability within their own user namespace could use this flaw for privilege escalation if a more privileged process ever enters that user namespace. This affects at least the LXC system. In addition, this update fixes some regressions in the previous update: #808293 A regression in the UDP implementation prevented freeradius and some other applications from receiving data. #808602 / #808953 A regression in the USB XHCI driver prevented use of some devices in USB 3 SuperSpeed ports. #808973 A fix to the radeon driver interacted with an existing bug to cause a crash at boot when using some AMD/ATI graphics cards. This issue only affects wheezy.

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

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7513
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-7550
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8543
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8550
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8551
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8552
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8569
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8575
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8709

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3434.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2016-01-04
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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