Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 16MAY2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel
SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4839e281693768ffa93750f8bc54dcf1)
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
- CVE-2006-1524: shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a readonly shared memory attachment.
- CVE-2006-1864: Due to incorrect argument checking it was possible to break out of chroots on smbfs filesystems.
- CVE-2006-1342: A minor information leak in SO_ORIGINAL_DST was fixed.
- CVE-2005-4798: Creation of long symlinks on the NFS server could crash the client machine.
- CVE-2006-1056: i386/x86-64: Fix AMD x87 information leak between processes.
- CVE-2006-0741: x86_64 only: Always check that RIPs are canonical during signal handling, otherwise local attackers could crash the machine.
- CVE-2006-0742: IA64 only: Don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn, otherwise local attackers can crash the machine.
- reiserfs: don't BUG() in panic
- nfs client: handle long symlinks properly
- PowerPC64: sys_rt_sig return should return a long instead of int.
- SCSI-Tape driver: Zero-initialize scatter-gather list to avoid BUGs.
- IA64: don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn
First, find out which kernel package to use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with either:
- rpm -Fvh k_deflt-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the default kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_athlon-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the AMD Athlon optimized kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_smp-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the SMP kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_psmp-2.4.*.i586.rpm for the PSMP kernel image
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
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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