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Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 1428-1 (linux-2.6)
The remote host is missing an update to linux-2.6
announced via advisory DSA 1428-1.

Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux
kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following problems:


Eric Sandeen provided a backport of Tejun Heo's fix for a local denial
of service vulnerability in sysfs. Under memory pressure, a dentry
structure maybe reclaimed resulting in a bad pointer dereference causing
an oops during a readdir.


Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that make use of the
Linux kernel's ieee80211 layer. A remote user could generate a malicious
802.11 frame that could result in a denial of service (crash). The ipw2100
driver is known to be affected by this issue, while the ipw2200 is
believed not to be.


Scott James Remnant diagnosed a coding error in the implementation of
ptrace which could be used by a local user to cause the kernel to enter
an infinite loop.

These problems have been fixed in the stable distribution in version

The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for
compatability with or to take advantage of this update:

Debian 4.0 (etch)
fai-kernels 1.17+etch.13etch5
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch5

We recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot


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CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3104
BugTraq ID: 24631
Debian Security Information: DSA-1428 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2007:0488
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:064 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-4997
BugTraq ID: 26337;a=commitdiff;h=04045f98e0457aba7d4e6736f37eed189c48a5f7
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:059 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:006 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: kernel-ieee80211-dos(38247)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5500
BugTraq ID: 26477
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2008:0055
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2007:063 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:013 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:030 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:032 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: linux-kernel-waittaskstopped-dos(38547)
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