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Security update for Linux kernel (k_psmp)


(Last modified: 12MAR2004)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel (k_psmp) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3ebf05c5d93c476a90ad07ca47882703)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: k_psmp
Release: 20040312
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86 architecture should update.



Problem description

Security Fix:
This update addresses several security-related issues:
  • ext3 filesystem leaks informations
  • SoundBlaster code can cause local crash
  • another DRI issue causing local crash


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_psmp.rpm
Please do not forget to run 'mk_initrd' and 'lilo' after updating the kernel and prior to reboot.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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