Package : linux
CVE ID : CVE-2019-13272
Jann Horn discovered that the ptrace subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandles the management of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, allowing a local user to obtain root privileges under certain scenarios.
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 4.9.168-1+deb9u4.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4.19.37-5+deb10u1. This update includes as well a patch for a regression introduced by the original fix for CVE-2019-11478 (#930904).
We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
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Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/