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Optional update for kernel sources


(Last modified: 23MAR2004)

solutions Optional update for kernel sources SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3bed98f6292e2c3b3957fcc902fa397d)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries

Package: kernel-source
Release: 20040323
Obsoletes: none


This patch updates your kernel-source package and is only necessary
if you compile your own



Problem description

This update fixes varies problems and has the following enhancements:
  • fix the the loss of diskspace, when files are deleted and the crashes (only for reiserfs)
  • ncpfs/ncp_lookup: CAN-2004-0010
    • Buffer overflow with the possibility to gain root.
  • execve
    • Malformed elf binaries can lead to a local denial-of-service attack.
  • mremap(): CAN-2004-0077
    • A new bug found by Paul Starzetz that can lead to local root access.


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 kernel-source.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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