Security update for kernel
(Last modified: 03MAY2004)
solutions Security update for kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (07636e2e8f625504a5ae86be852107bd)
- a fix for the memleak in do_fork()
- a fix for the buffer overflow in panic() (CAN-2004-0394)
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 kernel-iseries64.rpmfor the iSeries64 kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv kernel-ppc64.rpmfor the PPC64 kernel image
The kernel sources can be installed using the following command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
Note: If you do not execute the commands above, your system might be in an unbootable state. To ensure that the fixes become active, you should reboot your system using the command
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 "
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