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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3981-1 (linux - security update)
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. CVE-2017-7518 Andy Lutomirski discovered that KVM is prone to an incorrect debug exception (#DB) error occurring while emulating a syscall instruction. A process inside a guest can take advantage of this flaw for privilege escalation inside a guest. CVE-2017-7558 (stretch only) Stefano Brivio of Red Hat discovered that the SCTP subsystem is prone to a data leak vulnerability due to an out-of-bounds read flaw, allowing to leak up to 100 uninitialized bytes to userspace. CVE-2017-10661 (jessie only) Dmitry Vyukov of Google reported that the timerfd facility does not properly handle certain concurrent operations on a single file descriptor. This allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.
linux on Debian Linux
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For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.43-2+deb8u5. For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.30-2+deb9u5. We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)