Debian Security Advisory

DLA-118-1 linux-2.6 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Dec 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-3185, CVE-2014-3687, CVE-2014-3688, CVE-2014-6410, CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2014-8709, CVE-2014-8884.
More information:

Non-maintainer upload by the Squeeze LTS and Kernel Teams.

New upstream stable release, see for more information.

The stable release includes the following new commits compared to the previous 2.6.32-48squeeze9 package:

  • USB: whiteheat: Added bounds checking for bulk command response (CVE-2014-3185)
  • net: sctp: fix panic on duplicate ASCONF chunks (CVE-2014-3687)
  • net: sctp: fix remote memory pressure from excessive queueing (CVE-2014-3688)
  • udf: Avoid infinite loop when processing indirect ICBs (CVE-2014-6410)
  • net: sctp: fix NULL pointer dereference in af->from_addr_param on malformed packet (CVE-2014-7841)
  • mac80211: fix fragmentation code, particularly for encryption (CVE-2014-8709)
  • ttusb-dec: buffer overflow in ioctl (CVE-2014-8884)

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-2.6 packages.

We apologize for a minor cosmetic glitch:

The following commits were already included in 2.6.32-48squeeze9 despite claims in debian/changelog they were only fixed in 2.6.32-48squeez10:

  • vlan: Don't propagate flag changes on down interfaces.
  • sctp: Fix double-free introduced by bad backport in
  • md/raid6: Fix misapplied backport in
  • block: add missing blk_queue_dead() checks
  • block: Fix blk_execute_rq_nowait() dead queue handling
  • proc connector: Delete spurious memset in proc_exit_connector()