DSA 489-1: New Linux 2.4.17 packages fix local root exploit
Posted on: 04/17/2004 03:50 PM

Updated Kernel 2.4.17-mips packages has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 489-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 17th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : kernel-source-2.4.17 kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-0003 CAN-2004-0010 CAN-2004-0109 CAN-2004-0177 CAN-2004-0178

Several serious problems have been discovered in the Linux kernel. This update takes care of Linux 2.4.17 for the PowerPC/apus and S/390 architectures.

The following security matrix explains which kernel versions for which architectures are already fixed and which will be removed instead.

Architecture stable (woody) unstable (sid) remove in sid
source 2.4.17-1woody3 2.4.25-3 2.4.19-11
mips 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6 fixed soon 2.4.19-0.020911.8
mipsel 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6 2.4.25-0.040415.1 2.4.19-0.020911.9

We recommend that you upgrade your kernel packages immediately, either with a Debian provided kernel or with a self compiled one.

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

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


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.17/kernel-source-2.4.17_2.4.17-1woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 690 222d67d058984eef34ef3af56ad82720
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.17/kernel-source-2.4.17_2.4.17-1woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 41918 dce13eeca598d548e390a72fed76728f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.17/kernel-source-2.4.17_2.4.17.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 29445154 d5de2a4dc49e32c37e557ef856d5d132

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 805 2076a7b98736825eb39bf5bc8eba23d2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6.tar.gz

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.17/kernel-doc-2.4.17_2.4.17-1woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1720294 3b6e8a510996bebd066d1cda8bac41eb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.17/kernel-source-2.4.17_2.4.17-1woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 23880582 542792a28d1fc90844f9b51abe84f90e

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1149360 9e6755113b2f9aa136cb7a661ff17953

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-headers-2.4.17_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3475460 5fd4b0778c297c49009ece259b417f22
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r4k-ip22_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2042058 a15d8dad4f6d3a0ca8f32bca87a153b3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r5k-ip22_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2042102 f9cc1ae2e4d53f0a017a842580823a34

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-headers-2.4.17_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3474878 26731e041b80cfeb5bc609cf6f2b20a1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r3k-kn02_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2197528 b2cefc4f87ee78a1c146a4e428b2d44c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/kernel-image-2.4.17-r4k-kn04_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2193620 0cf8429a531c6eb29cdc34b4e343d9ac
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips/mips-tools_2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody6_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 15394 7f2ad07ae6daa9de0db7d45cdc83ee59

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


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