Debian DSA-1809-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service, privilege escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 38990
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2009-1630 Frank Filz discovered that local users may be able to execute files without execute permission when accessed via an nfs4 mount.
- CVE-2009-1633 Jeff Layton and Suresh Jayaraman fixed several buffer overflows in the CIFS filesystem which allow remote servers to cause memory corruption.
- CVE-2009-1758 Jan Beulich discovered an issue in Xen where local guest users may cause a denial of service (oops).
This update also fixes a regression introduced by the fix for CVE-2009-1184 in 2.6.26-15lenny3. This prevents a boot time panic on systems with SELinux enabled.
SolutionUpgrade the linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux packages.
For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems, where applicable, will be fixed in future updates to linux-2.6 and linux-2.6.24.
For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.26-15lenny3.
Note: Debian carefully tracks all known security issues across every linux kernel package in all releases under active security support.
However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of doing an update, updates for lower priority issues will normally not be released for all kernels at the same time. Rather, they will be released in a staggered or 'leap-frog' fashion.