linux-2.6.24 - several vulnerabilities


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, sensitive memory leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: * [CVE-2009-2846](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2846) Michael Buesch noticed a typing issue in the eisa-eeprom driver for the hppa architecture. Local users could exploit this issue to gain access to restricted memory. * [CVE-2009-2847](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2847) Ulrich Drepper noticed an issue in the do\_sigalstack routine on 64-bit systems. This issue allows local users to gain access to potentially sensitive memory on the kernel stack. * [CVE-2009-2848](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2848) Eric Dumazet discovered an issue in the execve path, where the clear\_child\_tid variable was not being properly cleared. Local users could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (memory corruption). * [CVE-2009-2849](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2849) Neil Brown discovered an issue in the sysfs interface to md devices. When md arrays are not active, local users can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (oops). * [CVE-2009-2903](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2903) Mark Smith discovered a memory leak in the appletalk implementation. When the appletalk and ipddp modules are loaded, but no ipddp"N" device is found, remote attackers can cause a denial of service by consuming large amounts of system memory. * [CVE-2009-2908](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2908) Loic Minier discovered an issue in the eCryptfs filesystem. A local user can cause a denial of service (kernel oops) by causing a dentry value to go negative. * [CVE-2009-2909](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2909) Arjan van de Ven discovered an issue in the AX.25 protocol implementation. A specially crafted call to setsockopt() can result in a denial of service (kernel oops). * [CVE-2009-2910](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-2910) Jan Beulich discovered the existence of a sensitive kernel memory leak. Systems running the 'amd64' kernel do not properly sanitize registers for 32-bit processes. * [CVE-2009-3001](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3001) Jiri Slaby fixed a sensitive memory leak issue in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC implementation. This is not exploitable in the Debian lenny kernel as root privileges are required to exploit this issue. * [CVE-2009-3002](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3002) Eric Dumazet fixed several sensitive memory leaks in the IrDA, X.25 PLP (Rose), NET/ROM, Acorn Econet/AUN, and Controller Area Network (CAN) implementations. Local users can exploit these issues to gain access to kernel memory. * [CVE-2009-3228](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3228) Eric Dumazet reported an instance of uninitialized kernel memory in the network packet scheduler. Local users may be able to exploit this issue to read the contents of sensitive kernel memory. * [CVE-2009-3238](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3238) Linus Torvalds provided a change to the get\_random\_int() function to increase its randomness. * [CVE-2009-3286](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3286) Eric Paris discovered an issue with the NFSv4 server implementation. When an O\_EXCL create fails, files may be left with corrupted permissions, possibly granting unintentional privileges to other local users. * [CVE-2009-3547](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3547) Earl Chew discovered a NULL pointer dereference issue in the pipe\_rdwr\_open function which can be used by local users to gain elevated privileges. * [CVE-2009-3612](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3612) Jiri Pirko discovered a typo in the initialization of a structure in the netlink subsystem that may allow local users to gain access to sensitive kernel memory. * [CVE-2009-3613](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3613) Alistair Strachan reported an issue in the r8169 driver. Remote users can cause a denial of service (IOMMU space exhaustion and system crash) by transmitting a large amount of jumbo frames. * [CVE-2009-3620](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3620) Ben Hutchings discovered an issue in the DRM manager for ATI Rage 128 graphics adapters. Local users may be able to exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference). * [CVE-2009-3621](https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3621) Tomoki Sekiyama discovered a deadlock condition in the UNIX domain socket implementation. Local users can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (system hang). For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.9etch1. We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 packages. Note: Debian 'etch' includes linux kernel packages based upon both the 2.6.18 and 2.6.24 linux releases. All known security issues are carefully tracked against both packages and both packages will receive security updates until security support for Debian 'etch' concludes. However, given the high frequency at which low-severity security issues are discovered in the kernel and the resource requirements of doing an update, lower severity 2.6.18 and 2.6.24 updates will typically release in a staggered or "leap-frog" fashion.

Affected Software

CPE Name Name Version
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-5~etchnhalf.1
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.1
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.2
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.3
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.4
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.6
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.7
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch1
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch2
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch3
linux-2.6.24 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.9