Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 19DEC2003)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0e77cff4ad0d77841d2124a2854245e4)
mremap()system call, which allows local attackers to crash the machine and even obtain super user ("
root") privileges under certain circumstances. This update fixes the vulnerability.
Additionally, the code of the system information files below
/proc/ppc64/rtas/has been audited and fixed to avoid memory corruption within the kernel on access. Furthermore, the package
kernel-sourcenow contains a working pre-configuration.
rpm -Fvh kernel-iseries64.rpm
rpm -Fvh kernel-ppc64.rpm
You can find out which package you need by issuing the command:
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
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:
Optionally, you may also install the kernel sources with
rpm -Fvh kernel-source.rpm
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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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