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Security update for AMD64 kernel


(Last modified: 21AUG2003)

solutions Security update for AMD64 kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (24a68d0a1826e2055e9bd81b5f4d700b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: k_numa
Release: 20030821
Obsoletes: none


Install this on any system.

Problem description

Security issues fixed:
  • fix overflow problem in NFSv3 decode_fh (CAN-2003-0619)
  • prevent possible DoS in netfilter code
  • fix problem with losing POSIX file locks after execve(2)
Bug fixes:
  • fix problem with LSI Megaraid driver
  • fix siginfo_t padding so that e.g. D_NOTIFY works again.
  • handle empty nodes for AMD64
  • better aperture checking for AMD64
  • avoid NMI watchdog trigger in MPT fusion error handling
  • Add fix for madvise(MADV_WILLNEED)
  • fix epoll for 32-bit processes
  • fix RPL for interrupt gates on x86-64


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

These updates are provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using one of these commands depending on your installed kernel:
rpm -Uvh k_numa-2.4.19-256.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh k_smp-2.4.19-256.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh k_deflt-2.4.19-256.x86_64.rpm
You can find out which kernel you need to install by issuing:
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
If you need the kernel sources you can install them by using the command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.19.SuSE-256.x86_64.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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