Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 22MAR2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2f052099ef01089eb6b25acc317b9dde)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
- CAN-2005-0136: Fixed a local denial of service problem on ia64 which was possible to trigger by using the ptrace system call.
- It was possible to deadlock the NFS lockd by special multi client access patterns.
- Missing checking in the epoll system calls allowed overwriting of a small range of kernel memory.
- ppc: SA_ONESHOT signals are handled correctly now.
- Fixed bad checks for ipv6_add_addr() return values which lead to crashes.
- Fixed an assertion failure in do_get_write_access().
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 -Fvh kernel-iseries64*.rpmfor the 64 bit iSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-ppc64*.rpmfor the 64 bit PPC kernel image
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:
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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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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