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[SECURITY] [DSA 3434-1] linux security update
Jan 05 2016 07:18PM
Ben Hutchings (benh debian org)
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3434-1 security (at) debian (dot) org [email concealed]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Ben Hutchings
January 05, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
Package : linux
CVE ID : CVE-2015-7513 CVE-2015-7550 CVE-2015-8543 CVE-2015-8550
CVE-2015-8551 CVE-2015-8552 CVE-2015-8569 CVE-2015-8575
Debian Bug : 808293 808602 808953 808973
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information
It was discovered that a local user permitted to use the x86 KVM
subsystem could configure the PIT emulation to cause a denial of
Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the keyring subsystem
that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (crash).
It was discovered that a local user permitted to create raw sockets
could cause a denial-of-service by specifying an invalid protocol
number for the socket. The attacker must have the CAP_NET_RAW
Felix Wilhelm of ERNW discovered that the Xen PV backend drivers
may read critical data from shared memory multiple times. This
flaw can be used by a guest kernel to cause a denial of service
(crash) on the host, or possibly for privilege escalation.
CVE-2015-8551 / CVE-2015-8552
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk of Oracle discovered that the Xen PCI
backend driver does not adequately validate the device state when
a guest configures MSIs. This flaw can be used by a guest kernel
to cause a denial of service (crash or disk space exhaustion) on
Dmitry Vyukov discovered a flaw in the PPTP sockets implementation
that leads to an information leak to local users.
David Miller discovered a flaw in the Bluetooth SCO sockets
implementation that leads to an information leak to local users.
Jann Horn discovered a flaw in the permission checks for use of
the ptrace feature. A local user who has the CAP_SYS_PTRACE
capability within their own user namespace could use this flaw for
privilege escalation if a more privileged process ever enters that
user namespace. This affects at least the LXC system.
In addition, this update fixes some regressions in the previous update:
A regression in the UDP implementation prevented freeradius and
some other applications from receiving data.
#808602 / #808953
A regression in the USB XHCI driver prevented use of some devices
in USB 3 SuperSpeed ports.
A fix to the radeon driver interacted with an existing bug to
cause a crash at boot when using some AMD/ATI graphics cards.
This issue only affects wheezy.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed
in version 3.2.73-2+deb7u2. The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not
affected by CVE-2015-8709.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2. CVE-2015-8543 was already fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 4.3.3-3 or earlier.
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
Mailing list: debian-security-announce (at) lists.debian (dot) org [email concealed]
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