Security update for kernel-iseries64, kernel-ppc64 and kernel-source
(Last modified: 08DEC2003)
solutions Security update for kernel-iseries64, kernel-ppc64 and kernel-source SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (46625a89427739fce3bde208c4820133)
- A flaw in bounds checking in the brk system call handler, do_brk(), in Linux kernels prior to 2.4.23 can allow a local user to gain root privileges.
Note: If you do not execute the commands above, your system might be in an unbootable state. To ensure that the fixes become active, you should reboot your system.
rpm -Fvh kernel-iseries64.rpm
rpm -Fvh kernel-ppc64.rpm
You can find out which package you need by issuing the command:
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
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:
Optionally you may also install the kernel sources with
rpm -Fvh kernel-source.rpm
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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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