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From: dann frazier <dannf <at> debian.org>
Subject: [DSA 2303-1] linux-2.6 security update
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.user.security.announce
Date: Thursday 8th September 2011 21:31:02 UTC (over 5 years ago)
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2303-1                [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ 
     Moritz Muehlenhoff, Dann Frazier
September 8, 2011                   http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : linux-2.6
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak
Problem type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2011-1020 CVE-2011-1576 CVE-2011-2484 CVE-2011-2491
                 CVE-2011-2492 CVE-2011-2495 CVE-2011-2496 CVE-2011-2497
                 CVE-2011-2517 CVE-2011-2525 CVE-2011-2700 CVE-2011-2723
                 CVE-2011-2905 CVE-2011-2909 CVE-2011-2918 CVE-2011-2928
                 CVE-2011-3188 CVE-2011-3191

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may
lead
to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities
and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2011-1020 

    Kees Cook discovered an issue in the /proc filesystem that allows local
    users to gain access to sensitive process information after execution
of a
    setuid binary.

CVE-2011-1576 

    Ryan Sweat discovered an issue in the VLAN implementation. Local users
may
    be able to cause a kernel memory leak, resulting in a denial of
service.

CVE-2011-2484 

    Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall discovered that the number of exit handlers
that
    a process can register is not capped, resulting in local denial of
service
    through resource exhaustion (cpu time and memory).

CVE-2011-2491

    Vasily Averin discovered an issue with the NFS locking implementation. 
A
    malicious NFS server can cause a client to hang indefinitely in an
unlock
    call.

CVE-2011-2492 

    Marek Kroemeke and Filip Palian discovered that uninitialized struct
    elements in the Bluetooth subsystem could lead to a leak of sensitive
kernel
    memory through leaked stack memory.

CVE-2011-2495 

    Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall discovered that the io file of a process'
proc
    directory was world-readable, resulting in local information disclosure
of
    information such as password lengths.

CVE-2011-2496 

    Robert Swiecki discovered that mremap() could be abused for local
denial of
    service by triggering a BUG_ON assert.

CVE-2011-2497

    Dan Rosenberg discovered an integer underflow in the Bluetooth
subsystem,
    which could lead to denial of service or privilege escalation.

CVE-2011-2517 

    It was discovered that the netlink-based wireless configuration
interface
    performed insufficient length validation when parsing SSIDs, resulting
in
    buffer overflows. Local users with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability can
cause a
    denial of service.

CVE-2011-2525 

    Ben Pfaff reported an issue in the network scheduling code. A local
user
    could cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) by sending a
    specially crafted netlink message.

CVE-2011-2700 

    Mauro Carvalho Chehab of Red Hat reported a buffer overflow issue in
the
    driver for the Si4713 FM Radio Transmitter driver used by N900 devices.
    Local users could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or
    potentially gain elevated privileges.

CVE-2011-2723

    Brent Meshier reported an issue in the GRO (generic receive offload)
    implementation. This can be exploited by remote users to create a
denial of
    service (system crash) in certain network device configurations.

CVE-2011-2905 

    Christian Ohm discovered that the 'perf' analysis tool searches for its
    config files in the current working directory. This could lead to
denial of
    service or potential privilege escalation if a user with elevated
privileges
    is tricked into running 'perf' in a directory under the control of the
    attacker.

CVE-2011-2909 

    Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall discovered that a programming error in
    the Comedi driver could lead to the information disclosure through 
    leaked stack memory.

CVE-2011-2918 

    Vince Weaver discovered that incorrect handling of software event
overflows
    in the 'perf' analysis tool could lead to local denial of service.

CVE-2011-2928

    Timo Warns discovered that insufficient validation of Be filesystem
images
    could lead to local denial of service if a malformed filesystem image
is
    mounted.

CVE-2011-3188 

    Dan Kaminsky reported a weakness of the sequence number generation in
the
    TCP protocol implementation. This can be used by remote attackers to
inject
    packets into an active session.

CVE-2011-3191

    Darren Lavender reported an issue in the Common Internet File System
(CIFS).
    A malicious file server could cause memory corruption leading to a
denial of
    service.

This update also includes a fix for a regression introduced with the
previous
security fix for CVE-2011-1768 (Debian: #633738)

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version
2.6.32-35squeeze1. Updates for issues impacting the oldstable distribution
(lenny) will be available soon.

The following matrix lists additional source packages that were rebuilt for
compatibility with or to take advantage of this update:

                                             Debian 6.0 (squeeze)
     user-mode-linux                         2.6.32-1um-4+35squeeze1

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: [email protected]

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