Debian alert: New Linux 2.4.17 packages fix local root exploit (mips+mipsel)

Posted by dave on Feb 4, 2004 3:37 AM EDT
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"RedHat and SuSE kernel and security teams revealed an integer overflow in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel allows local users to gain root privileges."

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- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA 433-1 [] Martin Schulze February 4th, 2004 - --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips Vulnerability : integer overflow Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2003-0961

RedHat and SuSE kernel and security teams revealed an integer overflow in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel allows local users to gain root privileges.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody4. Other architectures are already or will be fixed separately.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon with newly uploaded packages.

We recommend that you upgrade your kernel image packages for the mips and mipsel architectures. This problem has been fixed in the upstream version 2.4.23 as well and is also present in 2.4.24, of course.

Upgrade Instructions - --------------------

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 - --------------------------------

Source archives: Size/MD5 checksum: 786 2a51821fe269f966d29ad5606d6f2359 Size/MD5 checksum: 1138358 70eb01fffb109418f252ce99cd185b36

Architecture independent components: Size/MD5 checksum: 1138584 464028c10809e94a643519f0deb422cb

Big endian MIPS architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 3475508 bdf1d27f96cb5a93832d5b297ce64307 Size/MD5 checksum: 2042436 9e4cc3cfcb829c9dea6654a76d08fbee Size/MD5 checksum: 2042364 16d2a70c00bff7d28bac333fe07177f8

Little endian MIPS architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 3474274 858fa1fa773007d0f302d011745a7843 Size/MD5 checksum: 2198224 7c0930d1bb057576cb1fb0b386e3c66d Size/MD5 checksum: 2194006 c7dafc8d835d7eab96d45744f8156ddd Size/MD5 checksum: 14992 8e39b68df548876cf1489e5672499e93

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

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For apt-get: deb stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: [] Package info: 'apt-cache show ' and

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