Debian DSA-1655-1 : linux-2.6.24 - denial of service/information leak/privilege escalation

high Nessus Plugin ID 34444
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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

- CVE-2008-1514 Jan Kratochvil reported a local denial of service vulnerability in the ptrace interface for the s390 architecture. Local users can trigger an invalid pointer dereference, leading to a system panic.

- CVE-2008-3525 Eugene Teo reported a lack of capability checks in the kernel driver for Granch SBNI12 leased line adapters (sbni), allowing local users to perform privileged operations.

- CVE-2008-3831 Olaf Kirch discovered an issue with the i915 driver that may allow local users to cause memory corruption by use of an ioctl with insufficient privilege restrictions.

- CVE-2008-4113/ CVE-2008-4445 Eugene Teo discovered two issues in the SCTP subsystem which allow local users to obtain access to sensitive memory when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled.


Upgrade the linux-2.6.24 packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34444

File Name: debian_DSA-1655.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-2.6.24, 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: 10/16/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1514, CVE-2008-3525, CVE-2008-3831, CVE-2008-4113, CVE-2008-4445

BID: 31177

DSA: 1655

CWE: 200, 264, 399