Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 16JUN2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (010aaa8f96770a94c609bb7f997ae75c)
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The vulnerability is of considerably moderate severity, especially if compared to privilege escalation vulnerabilities or other vulnerabilities that do not need post-authenticated local shell access to the system like the vulnerability needs that is subject to this update. However, it is recommended to install the update on every affected system, taking into account that a local denial of service may introduce a security relevant risk to a network if exploited. Please make sure to reboot the system after successful application of the update to make the changes to the system effective.
First, find out which kernel package to use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with either:
- rpm -Fvh k_deflt-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the default kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_athlon-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the AMD Athlon optimized kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_smp-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the SMP kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_psmp-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the PSMP kernel image
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
after intalling the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now
to load the new kernel (replace "now" with the appropriate amount of time to allow local users to cleanly log out, for example "+5" for five minutes.)
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