This update fixes the CVEs described below.
Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a particular sequence of valid operations on local (AF_UNIX) sockets can result in a use-after-free. This may be used to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.
郭永刚 discovered that a user granted access to /dev/ppp can cause a denial of service (crash) by passing invalid parameters to the PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl. This also applies to ISDN PPP device nodes.
Sergej Schumilo, Hendrik Schwartke and Ralf Spenneberg discovered a flaw in the processing of certain USB device descriptors in the usbvision driver. An attacker with physical access to the system can use this flaw to crash the system.
It was discovered that the fix for CVE-2015-6937 was incomplete. A race condition when sending a message on unbound socket can still cause a NULL pointer dereference. A remote attacker might be able to cause a denial of service (crash) by sending a crafted packet.
Valintinr reported that an attempt to mount a corrupted ext4 filesystem may result in a kernel panic. A user permitted to mount filesystems could use this flaw to crash the system.
For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.32-48squeeze17. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 packages.