Debian DSA-3696-1 : linux - security update (Dirty COW)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94146


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

- CVE-2015-8956 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.

- CVE-2016-7042 Ondrej Kozina discovered that incorrect buffer allocation in the proc_keys_show() function may result in local denial of service.

- CVE-2016-7425 Marco Grassi discovered a buffer overflow in the arcmsr SCSI driver which may result in local denial of service, or potentially, arbitrary code execution.

Additionally this update fixes a regression introduced in DSA-3616-1 causing iptables performance issues (cf. Debian Bug #831014).


Upgrade the linux packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.36-1+deb8u2.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94146

File Name: debian_DSA-3696.nasl

Version: 2.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2016

Updated: 3/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 10/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2016

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 3/24/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7425

DSA: 3696

IAVA: 2016-A-0306-S