Re: Debian 4.0 and mmap_min_addr null pointer dereference flaw
On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 09:24:55AM -0800, john wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Dominic Hargreaves <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 09:05:20AM -0800, john wrote:
> >> I see that there is another null pointer dereference flaw being talked about.
> >> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/03/linux_kernel_vulnerability/
> >> It looks like we can take step in Debian 5.0 to mitigate this threat by setting
> >> echvm.mmap_min_addr = 4096
> >> per http://wiki.debian.org/mmap_min_addr
> >> I am running some servers running Debian 4.0. I doesn't look like
> >> there is a /etc/sysctl.d/mmap_min_addr.conf to edit. Where are these
> >> values stored
> >> under Debian 4.0.
> >> What is the right way to proceed? Should I be looking at upgrading my servers?
> > The mmap_min_addr tuneabout was not introduced until after 2.6.18,
> > which is the default etch kernel. I am using the 'etchnhalf' kernel
> > (linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf*) on an etch machine, partly since it
> > offers this protection.
> Thanks Dominic,
> So would
> sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686
> be the right approach here?
A combination of that and the mmap_min_addr.conf file would do the trick.