Debian DLA-670-1 : linux security update (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94144
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.
It was discovered that missing input sanitising in RFCOMM Bluetooth socket handling may result in denial of service or information leak.
CVE-2016-5195 It was discovered that a race condition in the memory management code can be used for local privilege escalation. This does not affect kernels built with PREEMPT_RT enabled.
CVE-2016-7042 Ondrej Kozina discovered that incorrect buffer allocation in the proc_keys_show() function may result in local denial of service.
Marco Grassi discovered a buffer overflow in the arcmsr SCSI driver which may result in local denial of service, or potentially, arbitrary code execution.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.82-1. This version also includes bug fixes from upstream version 3.2.82 and updates the PREEMPT_RT featureset to version 3.2.82-rt119.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.36-1+deb8u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected linux package.