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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3791-1 (linux - security update)
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or have other impacts. CVE-2016-6786 / CVE-2016-6787It was discovered that the performance events subsystem does not properly manage locks during certain migrations, allowing a local attacker to escalate privileges. This can be mitigated by disabling unprivileged use of performance events: sysctl kernel.perf_event_paranoid=3CVE-2016-8405 Peter Pi of Trend Micro discovered that the frame buffer video subsystem does not properly check bounds while copying color maps to userspace, causing a heap buffer out-of-bounds read, leading to information disclosure. CVE-2016-9191 CAI Qian discovered that reference counting is not properly handled within proc_sys_readdir in the sysctl implementation, allowing a local denial of service (system hang) or possibly privilege escalation. Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.
linux on Debian Linux
This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.39-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
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