Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2992-1 linux -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 29 Jul 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 728705.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-3534, CVE-2014-4667, CVE-2014-4943.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation:
Martin Schwidefsky of IBM discovered that the ptrace subsystem does not properly sanitize the psw mask value. On s390 systems, an unprivileged local user could use this flaw to set address space control bits to kernel space combination and thus gain read/write access to kernel memory.
Gopal Reddy Kodudula of Nokia Siemens Networks discovered that the sctp_association_free function does not properly manage a certain backlog value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP packet.
Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point protocol (PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). An unprivileged local user could use this flaw for privilege escalation.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.60-1+deb7u3.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.14.13-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.