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Moderately critical

Debian update for kernel-source-2.6.8

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Description


Debian has issued an update for kernel-source-2.6.8. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), gain escalated privileges, and bypass certain security restrictions, or by malicious people to cause a DoS, bypass certain security restrictions, and disclose certain sensitive information.

For more information:
SA14295
SA16355
SA16747
SA16494
SA17504
SA16494
SA17261
SA16897
SA16969
SA17114
SA17226
SA18487
SA18216
SA17761
SA17786
SA17384
SA18216
SA19330

NOTE: An error in "wan/sdla.c", which allows the root user to perform SDLA firmware upgrades without requiring the "CAP_SYS_RAWIO" privilege, has also been reported.


Solution:
Apply updated packages.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1017

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: Debian update for kernel-source-2.6.8

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