[SECURITY] [DSA 2992-1] linux security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2992-1:46152
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-07-29T06:42:33


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2992-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso July 29, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : linux CVE ID : CVE-2014-3534 CVE-2014-4667 CVE-2014-4943 Debian Bug : 728705

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


Martin Schwidefsky of IBM discovered that the ptrace subsystem does
not properly sanitize the psw mask value. On s390 systems, an
unprivileged local user could use this flaw to set address space
control bits to kernel space combination and thus gain read/write
access to kernel memory.


Gopal Reddy Kodudula of Nokia Siemens Networks discovered that the
sctp_association_free function does not properly manage a certain
backlog value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP packet.


Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point
protocol (PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol
(L2TP). An unprivileged local user could use this flaw for privilege

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.60-1+deb7u3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.14.13-2.

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: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org