DSA 2443-1: linux-2.6 security update
Posted on: 03/27/2012 07:31 AM

A kernel update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2443-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Dann Frazier
March 26, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : linux-2.6
Vulnerability : privilege escalation/denial of service
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2009-4307 CVE-2011-1833 CVE-2011-4347 CVE-2012-0045
CVE-2012-1090 CVE-2012-1097

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead
to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Nageswara R Sastry reported an issue in the ext4 filesystem. Local users
with the privileges to mount a filesystem can cause a denial of service
(BUG) by providing a s_log_groups_per_flex value greater than 31.


Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall and Dan Rosenberg discovered an information
leak in the eCryptfs filesystem. Local users were able to mount arbitrary


Sasha Levin reported an issue in the device assignment functionality in
KVM. Local users with permission to access /dev/kvm could assign unused pci
devices to a guest and cause a denial of service (crash).


Stephan Barwolf reported an issue in KVM. Local users in a 32-bit guest
running on a 64-bit system can crash the guest with a syscall instruction.


CAI Qian reported an issue in the CIFS filesystem. A reference count leak
can occur during the lookup of special files, resulting in a denial of
service (oops) on umount.


H. Peter Anvin reported an issue in the regset infrastructure. Local users
can cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) by triggering the
write methods of readonly regsets.

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

The following matrix lists additional source packages that were rebuilt for
compatibility with or to take advantage of this update:

Debian 6.0 (squeeze)
user-mode-linux 2.6.32-1um-4+41squeeze2

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 and user-mode-linux packages.

Thanks to Micah Anderson for proof reading this text.

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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