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Debian Security Advisory 2508-1

Debian Security Advisory 2508-1
Posted Jul 23, 2012
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2508-1 - Rafal Wojtczuk from Bromium discovered that FreeBSD wasn't handling correctly uncanonical return addresses on Intel amd64 CPUs, allowing privilege escalation to kernel for local users.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, freebsd, debian
advisories | CVE-2012-0217
MD5 | 8a6f7c22e18fe0913aca5494b2f79a20

Debian Security Advisory 2508-1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2508-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
July 22, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : kfreebsd-8
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-0217
Debian Bug : 677297

Rafal Wojtczuk from Bromium discovered that FreeBSD wasn't handling correctly
uncanonical return addresses on Intel amd64 CPUs, allowing privilege escalation
to kernel for local users.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.1+dfsg-8+squeeze3.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.3-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 8.3-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your kfreebsd-8 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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