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New Linux 2.4.19 packages fix several local root exploits (mips)

Several local root exploits have been discovered recently in the Linux kernel. This security advisory updates the mips kernel 2.4.19 for Debian GNU/Linux.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 450-1
  • Date: February 27, 2004


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 450-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 27th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : kernel-source-2.4.19, kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2003-0961 CAN-2003-0985 CAN-2004-0077

Several local root exploits have been discovered recently in the Linux
kernel. This security advisory updates the mips kernel 2.4.19 for
Debian GNU/Linux. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems that are fixed with this update:

CAN-2003-0961:

An integer overflow in brk() system call (do_brk() function) for
Linux allows a local attacker to gain root privileges. Fixed
upstream in Linux 2.4.23.

CAN-2003-0985:

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in
the Linux kernel (present in version 2.4.x and 2.6.x) which may
allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. Version 2.2 is not
affected by this bug. Fixed upstream in Linux 2.4.24.

CAN-2004-0077:

Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl discovered a
critical security vulnerability in the memory management code of
Linux inside the mremap(2) system call. Due to missing function
return value check of internal functions a local attacker can gain
root privileges. Fixed upstream in Linux 2.4.25 and 2.6.3.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3 of mips images and version
2.4.19-4.woody1 of kernel source.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon
with the next upload of a 2.4.19 kernel image and in version
2.4.22-0.030928.3 for 2.4.22.

We recommend that you upgrade your Linux kernel packages immediately.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.19/kernel-source-2.4.19_2.4.19-4.woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 672 7bbdd141827b2a7c6e5d3dc0ec1419aa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.19/kernel-source-2.4.19_2.4.19-4.woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 40736 2a4fa2f28b3af1ba4247255cf1cab05d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.19/kernel-source-2.4.19_2.4.19.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 32000211 237896fbb45ae652cc9c5cecc9b746da

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 792 767aee163c5c3fccbddf1f917d06488c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1020287 80c1f72a99eaf113161c589ec49b06f6

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.19/kernel-doc-2.4.19_2.4.19-4.woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1782662 b8ade5f98fcb9f3a5627d688467eddcb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-source-2.4.19/kernel-source-2.4.19_2.4.19-4.woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25892640 b22804d26e298f7f02e51d48d31da2dc

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1020394 ba072ba9f904251c7327ccbeedaa8f20

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-headers-2.4.19_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3918150 d1d65ee7cfabcf71efc5d06ac78f6319
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-image-2.4.19-r4k-ip22_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2075108 8f41b6344fe92ba16e69a623c8e3a9b7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/kernel-image-2.4.19-r5k-ip22_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2075486 e53315d4e51e49d809e83191d945a4f8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kernel-patch-2.4.19-mips/mips-tools_2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12842 b65ca394f3fe542c68787794ee5a4337


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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