Security update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 18MAR2008)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (11f2685248dd1c55897b82c840b7d545)

Applies to

Package: kernel-s390
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
Patch: patch-12109
Release: 20080318
Obsoletes: a054ec0baeacbb72007e4226fdcbbca8


Everyone using the Linux Kernel should update.



Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems:
  • Memory overrun vulnerability in ISDN code (CVE-2007-6151)
  • Insufficient range checks of certain fault handlers (CVE-2008-0007)
  • Reset current->pdeath_signal on SUID binary execution (CVE-2007-3848)
  • aacraid: Fix range checks (CVE-2007-4308).
  • fixed a remote buffer overflow in CIFS (CVE-2007-5904)
Further improvements include:
  • Several kernel crashes addressed.
  • Improvements to running as a VMWare guest.
  • Update of OCFS2 to 1.2.8-2.
  • New code drop for the s390 architecture.
For details and a complete list of changes, please refer to the package changelog.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh kernel-s390.rpm kernel-source.rpm kernel-syms.rpm zipl
When rebooting the Linux on zSeries z/VM guests, please ensure that you have installed the PTFs for APAR VM63742:
  • z/VM 4.4: UM31426
  • z/VM 5.1: UM31428
Otherwise re-boot under z/VM will not work anymore.
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.)

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