Debian Linux Kernel v2.6.18 Local / Remote Packages Fix Overflow Conditions Bug

There are new two vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Debian Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
=> Package : linux-2.6
=> Vulnerability : heap overflow
=> Problem type : local/remote
=> Debian-specific: no
=> CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1673 CVE-2008-2358

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How do I fix this problem

Type the following command to update the internal database and to install corrected packages:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
# reboot

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2 comments… add one
  • stephen Jun 9, 2008 @ 21:33

    Ok, 2.6.18 what. 2.6.18.5, 2.6.18.8, or all of the 2.6.18

  • Cassiano Leal Jun 10, 2008 @ 0:28

    => Debian-specific: no

    Please, advertise that it does not affect Debian only. Other distro users might be affected as well.

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