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            ESB-2004.0170 -- Debian Security Advisory DSA 450-1
     New Linux 2.4.19 packages fix several local root exploits (mips)
                               01 March 2004


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                kernel-source-2.4.19
Publisher:              Debian
Operating System:       Debian GNU/Linux 3.0
Platform:               MIPS
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Existing Account
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0961 CAN-2003-0985 CAN-2004-0077

Ref:                    ESB-2004.0152

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 450-1                     security@debian.org
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:


   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.


   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.


   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:

      Size/MD5 checksum:      672 7bbdd141827b2a7c6e5d3dc0ec1419aa
      Size/MD5 checksum:    40736 2a4fa2f28b3af1ba4247255cf1cab05d
      Size/MD5 checksum: 32000211 237896fbb45ae652cc9c5cecc9b746da

      Size/MD5 checksum:      792 767aee163c5c3fccbddf1f917d06488c
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1020287 80c1f72a99eaf113161c589ec49b06f6

  Architecture independent components:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  1782662 b8ade5f98fcb9f3a5627d688467eddcb
      Size/MD5 checksum: 25892640 b22804d26e298f7f02e51d48d31da2dc

      Size/MD5 checksum:  1020394 ba072ba9f904251c7327ccbeedaa8f20

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

      Size/MD5 checksum:  3918150 d1d65ee7cfabcf71efc5d06ac78f6319
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2075108 8f41b6344fe92ba16e69a623c8e3a9b7
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2075486 e53315d4e51e49d809e83191d945a4f8
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12842 b65ca394f3fe542c68787794ee5a4337

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

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