Package : linux-2.6
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local
CVE ID : CVE-2006-6058 CVE-2007-5966 CVE-2007-6063 CVE-2007-6206
Several local 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
LMH reported an issue in the minix filesystem that allows local users
with mount privileges to create a DoS (printk flood) by mounting a
specially crafted corrupt filesystem.
Warren Togami discovered an issue in the hrtimer subsystem that allows
a local user to cause a DoS (soft lockup) by requesting a timer sleep
for a long period of time leading to an integer overflow.
Venustech AD-LAB discovered a a buffer overflow in the isdn ioctl
handling, exploitable by a local user.
Blake Frantz discovered that when a core file owned by a non-root user
exists, and a root-owned process dumps core over it, the core file
retains its original ownership. This could be used by a local user to
gain access to sensitive information.
Hugh Dickins discovered an issue in the tmpfs filesystem where, under
a rare circumstance, a kernel page maybe improperly cleared, leaking
sensitive kernel memory to userspace or resulting in a DoS (crash).
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:
We recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot
the machine. If you have built a custom kernel from the kernel source
package, you will need to rebuild to take advantage of these fixes.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
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will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch