Package : kernel-source-2.6.8 et. al.
Vulnerability : race condition
Problem-Type : local
CVE ID : CVE-2006-3625
It was discovered that a race condition in the process filesystem can lead
to privilege escalation.
The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture
fixes the problem mentioned above:
Debian 3.1 (sarge)
Alpha architecture 2.6.8-16sarge4
AMD64 architecture 2.6.8-12sarge4
Intel IA-32 architecture 2.6.8-16sarge4
Intel IA-64 architecture 2.6.8-14sarge4
PowerPC architecture 2.6.8-12sarge4
Sun Sparc architecture 2.6.8-15sarge4
IBM S/390 2.6.8-5sarge4
Motorola 680x0 2.6.8-4sarge4
HP Precision 2.6.8-6sarge3
The initial advisory lacked builds for the IBM S/390, Motorola 680x0 and HP
Precision architectures, which are now provided. Also, the kernels for the
FAI installer have been updated.
We recommend that you upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot
the machine. If you have built a custom kernel from the kernel source
package, you will need to rebuild to take advantage of these fixes.
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:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge