Bug in the Linux kernel

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wayne
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Bug in the Linux kernel

Postby wayne » 10 Jun 2014 08:31

Read from elsewhere


Last week it was reported that a bug in the Linux kernel could potentially allow users on a Linux-based system to gain privileges and run malicious code. The flaw was introduced during the development of the 2.6.31 kernel and affects kernels up to version 3.14.3.


http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20140519#news


from debian link
https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2926

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.57-3+deb7u1. This update also fixes a regression in the isci driver and suspend problems with certain AMD CPUs (introduced in the updated kernel from the Wheezy 7.5 point release).

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.


So I checked my several installation, in Debian Wheezy , apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade brought me to a new kernel that has the patched by Debian.
wayne@nec:~$ uname -a
Linux nec 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u2 i686 GNU/Linux
wayne@nec:~$

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grizzler
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Re: Bug in the Linux kernel

Postby grizzler » 10 Jun 2014 08:51

Yes, I've been keeping an eye on this. See http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... 029#p37142

The update hasn't moved to testing yet, apparently because of build issues: https://release.debian.org/migration/te ... kage=linux
Frank

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