Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 03MAY2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1df19edc01672567529a82f6cc58b987)
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server
- 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 -Fhv k_deflt.rpmfor the default kernel, or
rpm -Fhv k_psmp.rpmfor the PSMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp.rpmfor the SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_i386.rpmfor the i386 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 usingthe 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 "
+5" for five minutes.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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