Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4266-1 linux -- security update

Date Reported:
06 Aug 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5390, CVE-2018-13405.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation or denial of service.

  • CVE-2018-5390

    Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that a remote attacker can trigger the worst case code paths for TCP stream reassembly with low rates of specially crafted packets leading to remote denial of service.

  • CVE-2018-13405

    Jann Horn discovered that the inode_init_owner function in fs/inode.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to create files with an unintended group ownership allowing attackers to escalate privileges by making a plain file executable and SGID.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.110-3+deb9u1. This update includes fixes for several regressions in the latest point release.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

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