Debian DSA-2926-1 : linux - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 73971


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, information leaks or privilege escalation :

- CVE-2014-0196 Jiri Slaby discovered a race condition in the pty layer, which could lead to denial of service or privilege escalation.

- CVE-2014-1737 / CVE-2014-1738 Matthew Daley discovered that missing input sanitising in the FDRAWCMD ioctl and an information leak could result in privilege escalation.

- CVE-2014-2851 Incorrect reference counting in the ping_init_sock() function allows denial of service or privilege escalation.

- CVE-2014-3122 Incorrect locking of memory can result in local denial of service.


Upgrade the linux packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.57-3+deb7u1. This update also fixes a regression in the isci driver and suspend problems with certain AMD CPUs (introduced in the updated kernel from the Wheezy 7.5 point release).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73971

File Name: debian_DSA-2926.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/13/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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: 5/12/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2014

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0196, CVE-2014-1737, CVE-2014-1738, CVE-2014-2851, CVE-2014-3122

BID: 66779, 67162, 67282, 67300, 67302

DSA: 2926