New version of kernel-image for sparc fixes DoS attack
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Debian As is widely known by now the Linux 2.2.x kernels had a problem with parsing IP options, which made them susceptible to a DoS attack.
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As is widely known by now the Linux 2.2.x kernels had a problem with
parsing IP options, which made them susceptible to a DoS attack. 

The Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 release for the Sun sparc architecture uses such
a kernel. If you are using such a system and haven't upgraded the
kernel yourself, we recommend that you upgrade your kernel-image package
immediately.  If you have a sun4u system please use kernel-image-2.2.9-sun4u,
otherwise use the normal kernel-image-2.2.9 package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola
  680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/kernel-headers-2.2.9_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 2d8724b357c1444741f2fdd626e38615
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/kernel-image-2.2.9-sun4u_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: bbff1631f05124fed467d833276f8d68
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/kernel-image-2.2.9_2.2.9-2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 7c9e15ae2c7de1d84928660b964906ad

  These files will be copied into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-sparc/ soon.

Please note you can also use apt to always get the latest security
updates. To do so add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

  deb http://security.debian.org/ 
stable updates


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