Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux
kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
A local denial of service vulnerability in do_fork() has been found.
A local denial of service vulnerability in proc memory handling has
A buffer overflow in the panic handling code has been found.
A local denial of service vulnerability through a null pointer
dereference in the IA64 process handling code has been found.
A local denial of service vulnerability through an infinite loop in
the signal handler code has been found.
An information leak in the context switch code has been found on
the IA64 architecture.
Unsafe use of copy_to_user in USB drivers may disclose sensitive
A race condition in the i386 page fault handler may allow privilege
Multiple vulnerabilities in the SMB filesystem code may allow denial
of service of information disclosure.
An information leak discovered in the SMB filesystem code.
A local denial of service vulnerability has been found in the SCM layer.
An integer overflow in the terminal code may allow a local denial of
A local privilege escalation in the MIPS assembly code has been found.
A memory leak in the ip_options_get() function may lead to denial of
Multiple overflows exist in the io_edgeport driver which might be usable
as a denial of service attack vector.
Bryan Fulton reported a bounds checking bug in the coda_pioctl function
which may allow local users to execute arbitrary code or trigger a denial
of service attack.
A local privilege escalation in the mremap function has been found
Inproper initialization of the RTC may disclose information.
Insufficient input sanitising in the load_elf_binary() function may
lead to privilege escalation.
Incorrect error handling in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege
A buffer overflow in the binfmt_elf loader may lead to privilege
escalation or denial of service.
The open_exec function may disclose information.
The binfmt code is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed
A denial of service vulnerability in the ELF loader has been found.
A programming error in the unix_dgram_recvmsg() function may lead to
The ELF loader is vulnerable to denial of service through malformed
Crafted ELF binaries may lead to privilege escalation, due to
insufficient checking of overlapping memory regions.
A race condition in the load_elf_library() and binfmt_aout() functions
may allow privilege escalation.
An integer overflow in the Moxa driver may lead to privilege escalation.
A remote denial of service vulnerability has been found in the PPP
An IA64 specific local denial of service vulnerability has been found
in the unw_unwind_to_user() function.
The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture
fix the problems mentioned above:
Debian 3.1 (sarge)
HP Precision architecture 32.5
Intel IA-64 architecture 011226.18
IBM S/390 architecture/image 2.4.17-2.woody.5
IBM S/390 architecture/patch 0.0.20020816-0.woody.4
PowerPC architecture (apus) 2.4.17-6
MIPS architecture 2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody7
We recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot
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You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
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Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody