Debian DSA-1286-1 : linux-2.6 - several vulnerabilities

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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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

- CVE-2007-0005 Daniel Roethlisberger discovered two buffer overflows in the cm4040 driver for the Omnikey CardMan 4040 device. A local user or malicious device could exploit this to execute arbitrary code in kernel space.

- CVE-2007-0958 Santosh Eraniose reported a vulnerability that allows local users to read otherwise unreadable files by triggering a core dump while using PT_INTERP. This is related to CVE-2004-1073.

- CVE-2007-1357 Jean Delvare reported a vulnerability in the appletalk subsystem. Systems with the appletalk module loaded can be triggered to crash by other systems on the local network via a malformed frame.

- CVE-2007-1592 Masayuki Nakagawa discovered that flow labels were inadvertently being shared between listening sockets and child sockets. This defect can be exploited by local users to cause a DoS (Oops).


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.

This problem has been fixed in the stable distribution in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch1.

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

Debian 4.0 (etch) fai-kernels 1.17etch1 user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch1 Updated packages for the mips and mipsel architectures are not yet available. They will be provided later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25153

File Name: debian_DSA-1286.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/3/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-2.6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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: 5/2/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0005, CVE-2007-0958, CVE-2007-1357, CVE-2007-1592

BID: 23104

DSA: 1286

CWE: 119