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Security update for package grub

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(Last modified: 27MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package grub SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2e49360b36b4328288967a2969225f8a)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: grub
Release: 20030327
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed on all systems.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

When using boot graphics with the grub bootloader (gfxmenu), boot passwords
were not honored; this causes a security problem. In addition to the fix for this
problem, minor bugfixes have been applied, such as more robust handling of
device.map files, improved memory handling for some chipsets and compile fixes
for gcc-3.2.

Solution

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 -Fhv grub.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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