linux-2.6 - multiple vulnerabilities


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to denial of service, privilege escalation, or information leak. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: * [CVE-2008-4307](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4307) Bryn M. Reeves reported a denial of service in the NFS filesystem. Local users can trigger a kernel BUG() due to a race condition in the do\_setlk function. * [CVE-2008-5395](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5395) Helge Deller discovered a denial of service condition that allows local users on PA-RISC to crash the system by attempting to unwind a stack containing userspace addresses. * [CVE-2008-5701](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5701) Vlad Malov reported an issue on 64-bit MIPS where a local user could cause a system crash by crafting a malicious binary which makes o32 syscalls with a number less than 4000. * [CVE-2008-5702](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5702) Zvonimir Rakamaric reported an off-by-one error in the ib700wdt watchdog driver which allows local users to cause a buffer underflow by making a specially crafted WDIOC\_SETTIMEOUT ioctl call. * [CVE-2008-5713](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5713) Flavio Leitner discovered that a local user can cause a denial of service by generating large amounts of traffic on a large SMP system, resulting in soft lockups. * [CVE-2009-0028](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0028) Chris Evans discovered a situation in which a child process can send an arbitrary signal to its parent. * [CVE-2009-0029](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0029) Christian Borntraeger discovered an issue effecting the alpha, mips, powerpc, s390 and sparc64 architectures that allows local users to cause a denial of service or potentially gain elevated privileges. * [CVE-2009-0031](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0031) Vegard Nossum discovered a memory leak in the keyctl subsystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service by consuming all available kernel memory. * [CVE-2009-0065](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0065) Wei Yongjun discovered a memory overflow in the SCTP implementation that can be triggered by remote users, permitting remote code execution. * [CVE-2009-0322](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0322) Pavel Roskin provided a fix for an issue in the dell\_rbu driver that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (oops) by reading 0 bytes from a sysfs entry. * [CVE-2009-0675](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0675) Roel Kluin discovered inverted logic in the skfddi driver that permits local, unprivileged users to reset the driver statistics. * [CVE-2009-0676](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0676) Clement LECIGNE discovered a bug in the sock\_getsockopt function that may result in leaking sensitive kernel memory. * [CVE-2009-0834](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0834) Roland McGrath discovered an issue on amd64 kernels that allows local users to circumvent system call audit configurations which filter based on the syscall numbers or argument details. * [CVE-2009-0859](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0859) Jiri Olsa discovered that a local user can cause a denial of service (system hang) using a SHM\_INFO shmctl call on kernels compiled with CONFIG\_SHMEM disabled. This issue does not affect prebuilt Debian kernels. * [CVE-2009-1192](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1192) Shaohua Li reported an issue in the AGP subsystem that may allow local users to read sensitive kernel memory due to a leak of uninitialized memory. * [CVE-2009-1265](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1265) Thomas Pollet reported an overflow in the af\_rose implementation that allows remote attackers to retrieve uninitialized kernel memory that may contain sensitive data. * [CVE-2009-1336](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1336) Trond Myklebust reported an issue in the encode\_lookup() function in the nfs server subsystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (oops in encode\_lookup()) by use of a long filename. * [CVE-2009-1337](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1337) Oleg Nesterov discovered an issue in the exit\_notify function that allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit\_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application. * [CVE-2009-1439](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-1439) Pavan Naregundi reported an issue in the CIFS filesystem code that allows remote users to overwrite memory via a long nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response during mount. For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-24etch2. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6, fai-kernels, and user-mode-linux packages. Note: Debian carefully tracks all known security issues across every linux kernel package in all releases under active security support. However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of doing an update, updates for lower priority issues will normally not be released for all kernels at the same time. Rather, they will be released in a staggered or "leap-frog" fashion.

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.23
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.22etch2
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch4
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch5
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch1
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch5
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.23etch1
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch6
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch2
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch3
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch4
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.17
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch2
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.22etch3
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch4
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.17etch1
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.16
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch3
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch1
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch3
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.18etch6
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.21
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.22etch1
user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch.24