Debian Security Advisory
DLA-378-1 linux-2.6 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 Jan 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-7550, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8575.
- More information:
This update fixes the CVEs described below.
Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the keyring subsystem that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (crash).
It was discovered that a local user permitted to create raw sockets could cause a denial-of-service by specifying an invalid protocol number for the socket. The attacker must have the CAP_NET_RAW capability.
David Miller discovered a flaw in the Bluetooth SCO sockets implementation that leads to an information leak to local users.
In addition, this update fixes a regression in the previous update:
A regression in the UDP implementation prevented freeradius and some other applications from receiving data.
For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.32-48squeeze18.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.73-2+deb7u2.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 or earlier.