Package : linux-2.6
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local/remote
CVE ID : CVE-2007-3104 CVE-2007-4997 CVE-2007-5500 CVE-2007-5904
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
This is an update to DSA 1428-1 which omitted a reference to CVE-2007-5904.
Eric Sandeen provided a backport of Tejun Heo's fix for a local denial
of service vulnerability in sysfs. Under memory pressure, a dentry
structure maybe reclaimed resulting in a bad pointer dereference causing
an oops during a readdir.
Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that make use of the
Linux kernel's ieee80211 layer. A remote user could generate a malicious
802.11 frame that could result in a denial of service (crash). The ipw2100
driver is known to be affected by this issue, while the ipw2200 is
believed not to be.
Scott James Remnant diagnosed a coding error in the implementation of
ptrace which could be used by a local user to cause the kernel to enter
an infinite loop.
Przemyslaw Wegrzyn discovered an issue in the CIFS filesystem that could
allow a malicious server to cause a denial of service (crash) by overflowing
These problems have been fixed in the stable distribution in version
The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for
compatability with or to take advantage of this update:
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.
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If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
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You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
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