Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4941-1 linux -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Jul 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-36311, CVE-2021-3609, CVE-2021-33909, CVE-2021-34693.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.
A flaw was discovered in the KVM subsystem for AMD CPUs, allowing an attacker to cause a denial of service by triggering destruction of a large SEV VM.
Norbert Slusarek reported a race condition vulnerability in the CAN BCM networking protocol, allowing a local attacker to escalate privileges.
The Qualys Research Labs discovered a size_t-to-int conversion vulnerability in the Linux kernel's filesystem layer. An unprivileged local attacker able to create, mount, and then delete a deep directory structure whose total path length exceeds 1GB, can take advantage of this flaw for privilege escalation.
Details can be found in the Qualys advisory at https://www.qualys.com/2021/07/20/cve-2021-33909/sequoia-local-privilege-escalation-linux.txt
Norbert Slusarek discovered an information leak in the CAN BCM networking protocol. A local attacker can take advantage of this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory.
For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 4.19.194-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
For the detailed security status of linux please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/linux