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Security update for Linux kernel (iA64)


(Last modified: 19FEB2004)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel (iA64) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (35340a7f1a377aec24d956a270f2692a)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64

Package: k_smp
Release: 20040219
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on IPF architecture should update.
This article applies to the SMP kernel (k_smp). If you want to use the default kernel please have a look at this article:
Security update for Linux kernel (iA64)
You can find out which kernel package you are using with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz



Problem description

Security Fix:
This kernel update addresses several security problem that can lead from local denial-of-service to local root access:
  • Vicam USB driver: CAN-2004-0075
    • denial-of-service due to problem while copying data from user to kernel space
  • Direct Render Infrastructure: CAN-2004-0003
    • denial-of-service due to integer overflow
    • needs r128 card and console to be exploited
  • ncpfs/ncp_lookup: CAN-2004-0010
    • buffer overflow with the possibility to gain root access
  • execve():
    • malformed elf binaries can lead to a local denial-of-service attac k
  • mremap(): CAN-2004-0077
    • a new bug found by Paul Starzetz that can lead to local root acce ss


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 -Fvh k_smp.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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