Debian DSA-1111-2 : kernel-source-2.6.8 - race condition

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22653
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a race condition in the process filesystem can lead to privilege escalation.

The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture fixes the problem mentioned above :

Debian 3.1 (sarge) Source 2.6.8-16sarge4 Alpha architecture 2.6.8-16sarge4 AMD64 architecture 2.6.8-16sarge4 Intel IA-32 architecture 2.6.8-16sarge4 Intel IA-64 architecture 2.6.8-14sarge4 PowerPC architecture 2.6.8-12sarge4 Sun Sparc architecture 2.6.8-15sarge4 IBM S/390 2.6.8-5sarge4 Motorola 680x0 2.6.8-4sarge4 HP Precision 2.6.8-6sarge3 FAI 1.9.1sarge3 The initial advisory lacked builds for the IBM S/390, Motorola 680x0 and HP Precision architectures, which are now provided. Also, the kernels for the FAI installer have been updated.


Upgrade the kernel package immediately and reboot the machine. If you have built a custom kernel from the kernel source package, you will need to rebuild to take advantage of these fixes.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22653

File Name: debian_DSA-1111.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kernel-source-2.6.8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/26/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2006

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3626

DSA: 1111