Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1636-1 linux-2.6.24 -- denial of service/information leak

Date Reported:
11 Sep 2008
Affected Packages:
linux-2.6.24
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-3272, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-3276, CVE-2008-3526, CVE-2008-3534, CVE-2008-3535, CVE-2008-3792, CVE-2008-3915.
More information:

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

  • CVE-2008-3272

    Tobias Klein reported a locally exploitable data leak in the snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info() function. This may allow local users to gain access to sensitive information.

  • CVE-2008-3275

    Zoltan Sogor discovered a coding error in the VFS that allows local users to exploit a kernel memory leak resulting in a denial of service.

  • CVE-2008-3276

    Eugene Teo reported an integer overflow in the DCCP subsystem that may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service in the form of a kernel panic.

  • CVE-2008-3526

    Eugene Teo reported a missing bounds check in the SCTP subsystem. By exploiting an integer overflow in the SCTP_AUTH_KEY handling code, remote attackers may be able to cause a denial of service in the form of a kernel panic.

  • CVE-2008-3534

    Kel Modderman reported an issue in the tmpfs filesystem that allows local users to crash a system by triggering a kernel BUG() assertion.

  • CVE-2008-3535

    Alexey Dobriyan discovered an off-by-one-error in the iov_iter_advance function which can be exploited by local users to crash a system, resulting in a denial of service.

  • CVE-2008-3792

    Vlad Yasevich reported several NULL pointer reference conditions in the SCTP subsystem that can be triggered by entering sctp-auth codepaths when the AUTH feature is inactive. This may allow attackers to cause a denial of service condition via a system panic.

  • CVE-2008-3915

    Johann Dahm and David Richter reported an issue in the nfsd subsystem that may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a buffer overflow.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6.24 packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-2.6.24_2.6.24.orig.tar.gz
Architecture-independent component:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-tree-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-doc-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-source-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-patch-debian-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-manual-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-support-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_all.deb
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-generic_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-legacy_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-legacy_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-alpha_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-generic_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-alpha-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_alpha.deb
AMD64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_amd64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-amd64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_amd64.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-ixp4xx_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-footbridge_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-iop32x_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-ixp4xx_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-footbridge_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-arm_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-iop32x_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_arm.deb
HP Precision:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-hppa_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc64-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-parisc64-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_hppa.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686-bigmem_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686-bigmem_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-i386_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-ia64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-itanium_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-mckinley_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-itanium_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-mckinley_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_ia64.deb
Big-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1a-bcm91480b_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r5k-ip32_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r4k-ip22_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r4k-ip22_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r5k-ip32_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-4kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-5kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1-bcm91250a_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-5kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-mips_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1-bcm91250a_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1a-bcm91480b_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-4kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mips.deb
Little-endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1a-bcm91480b_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r5k-cobalt_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-4kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-mipsel_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-4kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-r5k-cobalt_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-5kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-5kc-malta_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1-bcm91250a_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1-bcm91250a_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sb1a-bcm91480b_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc-miboot_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc-miboot_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-powerpc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-powerpc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-s390_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-s390x_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-s390x_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-s390_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-s390-tape_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-s390_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sparc64-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sparc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sparc64_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-common_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-headers-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-all-sparc_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-sparc64-smp_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.5_sparc.deb

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.