Security update for Linux kernel (k_timer)
(Last modified: 19JAN2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel (k_timer) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0ea86869069fa02976ac94e6208ed659)
This article applies to systems with the
k_timerkernel package installed, please use the appropriate kernel package if you are using a different kernel:
- "Security update for Linux kernel (k_deflt)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/cc091406f0ffa1c32f6f99382309f794.html)
rpm -qf /boot/kernel/image
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.
rpm -Fvh k_timer.rpm zipl
please do not forget to run
ziplafter installing the
k_timerfor 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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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