Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 25MAY2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (012927c610add3677c52ec3a28a1648d)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
- when creating directories on ext2 filesystems the kernel did not zero initialize the memory allocated. Therefore potentially sensitive information could be exposed to users (CAN-2005-0400).
- local users can crash the kernel via a crafted ELF library or executable, which causes a free of an invalid pointer (CAN-2005-0749).
- local users could gain root access by causing a core dump of specially crafted ELF executables (CAN-2005-1263). The problem is believed to be not exploitable on kernel 2.6, we included the patch nevertheless.
- insufficient checks in the 32bit DRM ioctl functions could allow unprivileged local users to gain root access.
- fix NFS corrupting renamed files
- fix Oops in acl code
- fix building the kernel package with the 'build' program
- fix performance problems due to inode cache size
- fix potential deadlock when renaming files
rpm -Fvh kernel-*.rpm
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now
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