Security udpate for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 15OCT2004)
solutions Security udpate for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3e705f8e4a55768bb5d8c0624610c2fc)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
- With the
iptablesfirewall enabled in a certain configuration (as done by
SuSEFirewall2) a handcrafted IP packet from a remote attacker could crash the system.
- The privileged "
sacf" instruction on S/390 was not correctly protected, so local users could gain root access.
- Some minor additional
/procinformation leaks were fixed.
- Two CD writing problems were fixed, one in block IO handling and one in highmem bounce buffer handling (for machines with more than 1GB RAM).
- A problem with write barriers not being issued on IDE drives that default to write cache set to off was fixed.
- Make sure
O_SYNCwrites return -EIO for write errors.
- Some block IO related fixes for the
- Support for
open()system call, fixing an LVM related problem.
- Do not clear/remove referenced pages in
- Fixed an
iptableslogging oops caused by
- Do not propagate TCP errors to
- Fixed some RAID 1 problems for read retry problems and device removal.
- Do not mark inherited ACLs dirty.
- Do not attach upper level SCSI drivers to raid control ports, such as the LSI/Engenio.
- Fixed a USB 2.0 EHCI problem with list scanning on SMP systems.
- Fixed a memory corruption in
PTRACE_GETEVENTMSG32bit emulation. (LTC8916)
- Fixed a deadlock issue in the LCS network driver. (LTC9897)
- IBM codedrop 30-08-2004: add
- Fix LCS device stall.
- Fix Multicast handling.
- Various additional fixes.
rpm -Fvh kernel-s390.rpm kernel-source.rpm kernel-syms.rpm zipl
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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