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Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source)


(Last modified: 15AUG2003)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (02e7b099b2c0340eee73df3b0fd4c02d)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: kernel-source
Release: 20030815
Obsoletes: e8d80a8d97178d164a5db3f5568d9388


This patch updates your kernel-source package and is only necessary if you compile your own kernel.




This kernel fixes the following security vulnerabilities and bugs:
  • fix possible denial of service attack (DoS) in the routing code
  • fix possible attack by an unpriviledged user via ioport()
  • fix bad side effects of initial ptrace() security fix
  • fix problem with ECC reporting garbage in /proc/ram
  • fix kernel panic caused by pptpd setting MSS > MTU
  • fix console redirect bug
  • fix IPC lock race
  • fix execve() file read race vulnerability
  • fix several race conditions in procfs
  • fix possible DoS in netfilter code
  • fix possible DoS in NFSv3 code (CAN-2003-0619)


Please note that this update concerns the package kernel-source. It does not directly fix the vulnerability, but it provides the kernel sources for administrators who wish to compile their kernel on their own. The fixed binary kernel RPM packages are contained in different patches.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using these commands:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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