DSA 2168-1: openafs security update
Posted on: 02/17/2011 11:45 AM

A new openafs security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2168-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 16, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openafs
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0430 CVE-2011-0431

Two vulnerabilities were discovered the distributed filesystem AFS:


Andrew Deason discovered that a double free in the Rx server
process could lead to denial of service or the execution of
arbitrary code.


It was discovered that insufficient error handling in the
kernel module could lead to denial of service.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.7.dfsg1-6+lenny4. Due to a technical problem with the
buildd infrastructure the update is not yet available, but will be
installed into the archive soon.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.14+dfsg-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openafs packages. Note that in order
to apply this security update, you must rebuild the OpenAFS kernel module.

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/

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