Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3696-1 linux -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 831014.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7425.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.
It was discovered that missing input sanitising in RFCOMM Bluetooth socket handling may result in denial of service or information leak.
It was discovered that a race condition in the memory management code can be used for local privilege escalation.
Ondrej Kozina discovered that incorrect buffer allocation in the proc_keys_show() function may result in local denial of service.
Marco Grassi discovered a buffer overflow in the arcmsr SCSI driver which may result in local denial of service, or potentially, arbitrary code execution.
Additionally this update fixes a regression introduced in DSA-3616-1 causing iptables performance issues (cf. Debian Bug #831014).
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.36-1+deb8u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.