Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 08OCT2007)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1c8f3645ba3d5dbc64e0896cf7c55997)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
- CVE-2007-2876: A NULL pointer dereference in SCTP connection tracking could be caused by a remote attacker by sending specially crafted packets. Note that this requires SCTP set-up and active to be exploitable. This bug was already fixed in openSUSE 10.2 and SLES10.
- The handling of the usage counter for bond devices was fixed.
- CVE-2007-3105: Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wake-up threshold to a value greater than the output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers to the stack by the pool transfer function involving "bound check ordering". Since this value can only be changed by a root user, exploitability is low. This was already fixed for SLES10.
- CVE-2007-2525: A memory leak in the PPPoE driver can be abused by local users to cause a denial-of-service condition. This bug was already fixed for SLES10.
- CVE-2007-3848: Local users are allowed to send arbitrary signals to child processes running with different UID. This bug was already fixed for SLES10
- CVE-2007-4573: It was possible for local user to become root by exploiting a bug in the IA32 system call emulation. This affects x86_64 platforms with kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x before 18.104.22.168 only.
- CVE-2007-4571: An information disclosure vulnerability in the ALSA driver can be exploited by local users to read sensitive data from the kernel memory.
- patches.fixes/ide-tape-no-device: Prevent oops in ide-tape when opening a non-existent device [#165539]
- patches.fixes/oom-fix-spurious-kills: go in sync with mainline to avoid spurious oom kills [#202338]
- patches.fixes/oom-fix-deadlocks: fix lots of oom deadlock related bugs [#202338]
- patches.fixes/reiserfs-unsigned-less-than-zero-checks.diff: reiserfs: do not check if unsigned < 0 [#208950]
- patches.fixes/sbp2_dma_boundary.patch: [#243270] set a conservative DMA limit for buffers to be transferred via sbp2
- patches.drivers/mptspi-sequential-scan-hang: [#243401] Boot time hang during sequential scan of SCSI-2 target LUNs
- patches.fixes/scsi-remove-host-procfs: kernel Oops after rmmod lpfc [#251257]
- patches.fixes/fusion-nat-consumption-fix: Handle a potential race in mptbase. This fixes a NaT consumption crash [#257412]
- patches.fixes/fix-hiddev-oops-2: Fix disconnect oops in hiddev [#279318]
- patches.fixes/nfs-osync-error-return: Ensure proper error return from O_SYNC writes [#280833]
- patches.fixes/lockd-chroot-fix: Allow lockd to work reliably with applications in a chroot [#288376] [#305480]
- patches.fixes/make-swappiness-safer-to-use.patch: Handle low swappiness more gracefully [#288799]
- patches.arch/x86_64-dac-memleak: Fix memory leak in pci_alloc_consistent [#302094]
- patches.fixes/reiserfs-transaction-overflow: reiserfs: handle trans_id overflow [#329645]
- Added latest patchset from IBM: Patchcluster 43
- Problem-ID: 35129 - cio: device becomes not-operational after device offline
- Added latest patchset from IBM: Patchcluster 44 [#329773]
- Problem-ID: 35232 - zfcp: Adapter fails after several hours chpid off/on
- Problem-ID: 35239 - zfcp: Units are reported as BOXED.
- Problem-ID: 35237 - zfcp: I/O stall when performing FC cable pulls
- Problem-ID: 35248 - zfcp: incorrect usage of erp_lock might lead to deadlocks
- Problem-ID: 35294 - zfcp: Avoid possible memory corruptions.
- Problem-ID: 34405 - zfcp: Locking for req_seq_no
- Problem-ID: 35282 - zfcp: fix incorrect usage of fsf_req_list_lock
- Problem-ID: 35244 - zfcp: adapter in failed state after successful recovery
- Problem-ID: 35235 - zfcp: might hang while registering devices with SCSI
- Problem-ID: 37643 - hypfs: Inode corruption due to missing locking [#303762]
rpm -Fvh kernel-s390x.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
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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