DSA 1505-1: New alsa-driver packages fix kernel memory leak
Posted on: 02/23/2008 12:30 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1505 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ dann frazier
February 22, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : alsa-driver
Vulnerability : kernel memory leak
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-4571

Takashi Iwai supplied a fix for a memory leak in the snd_page_alloc module.
Local users could exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information from
the kernel (CVE-2007-4571).

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.13-5etch1. This issue was already fixed for the version
of ALSA provided by linux-2.6 in DSA 1479.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.8-7sarge1. The prebuilt modules provided by alsa-modules-i386
have been rebuilt to take advantage of this update, and are available in
version 1.0.8+2sarge2.

For the unstable distributions (sid), this problem was fixed in version
1.0.15-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your alsa-driver and alsa-modules-i386
packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

The prebuilt modules update coincides with an ABI change in the 2.4.27
kernel in oldstable (see DSA 1503). If you are using the prebuilt modules
provided by one of the alsa-modules-i386 packages, you will need to update
your kernel to the new ABI before you can use the updated version of that
package. For more information about Debian kernel ABI changes, see:
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernelABIChanges

Any modules manually built from the alsa-source package will need to be
rebuilt against the updated alsa-source package to inherit this fix.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.8-7sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 856 948be734bc12fb0ff08dfc1955d5e77d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.8-7sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 150046 050e64b0872e80fb3151a4392d80dd08
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.8.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2493810 5d5e44e35ed109e2c293a20bd9d68489
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-i386_1.0.8+2sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1121 2e094a561912a0acf6cc5edf3f122ca8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-i386_1.0.8+2sarge2.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5249 1604fe719636c98547f287653a7cf0a8

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-headers_1.0.8-7sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13140 faa9b7ad33aeaa2dd7855616b9744a08
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-source_1.0.8-7sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2003186 e5d0518e4fce125fe34a3fa22693e462
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-base_1.0.8-7sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 113854 7f369a8728e533884cd2ff081047f18a

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-386_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1262528 ff0e8032f0ea8b5ea174c97a7dd20da7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-686_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1369022 2c141d44bb23f0ff23fc4051a064dbe9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-386_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4396 7329077b0171010fb61d5c3bc18eb306
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-k7-smp_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1381190 874346a5f9bbce101ce1effbb10209aa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-k7-smp_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4478 172afe01c05d84d413c730f92265d985
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-686-smp_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1412810 cc8bf0b6f778ca428dd1f2aa219898a7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-686-smp_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4500 afd217d917c37147ae61f304e250a6fa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-686_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4424 d3092f18e1ad781c7f31e25f101a21d8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-k6_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1273414 80b20a46c7db9db7f2529980ca0b428d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-k7_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4404 3b5b282a073c7c1bf0e00c6e97fb7828
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-k7_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1341600 5dc6b283f17aa35cfc1ea2f4f00a5805
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4.27-4-586tsc_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1289658 01d76b0a6ab3ce4d46b313d176692686
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-586tsc_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4416 fd54e30a86bf2c6995a4e805e6ffb340
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-modules-i386/alsa-modules-2.4-k6_1.0.8+2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4410 5d64373b3207881b0e5fe8736d4c3e00

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.13-5etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 269718 b346005adcdc73426c37065eea9a2c25
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.13.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3047163 0d0a4bb89b8b47d6e1d267137c5c8ef8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-driver_1.0.13-5etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 860 e82a3d193fbf5ac715abfbaaaea1b66f

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-source_1.0.13-5etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2543382 8b7ab44905f0650255d207bc2bcf9de6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-base_1.0.13-5etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 172574 d1b52f2b757b7767548eade4e14c512a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/alsa-driver/linux-sound-base_1.0.13-5etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 28502 c223d863a84d44d783efdce31339728a


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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