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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 26JUN2006)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel
SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4ff4bab3893fc673bf2eba00dd3db466)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
kernel-iseries64
kernel-pmac64
kernel-pseries64
kernel-smp
kernel-source
kernel-syms
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
Patch: patch-11080
Release: 20060626
Obsoletes: 55ecd36eedc87087ae2e28c961faef64

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on PPC architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems and the following non security bugs:
  • Unexport shrink_dcache_anon (unexported upstream on 19 Oct 2004) [#136310]
  • Don't dirty the inode if it is being freed in xfs_iunpin [#179117]
  • fusion driver might hang during error recovery [#173914]
  • fusion driver: Oops when device is taken offline under I/O [#172910]
  • fusion driver: Restore queue_depth control from before SP3 [#172910]
  • Fix IO restart on BLKPREP_DEFER [#173489]
  • Kill request on invalid sgtable mapping [#173489]
  • Fix blk_recalc_rq_segments[#] (173489)
Fixes for i586:
  • Fix oops in cifs_unlink [#173177]
  • CIFS kernel module deadlock when renaming/moving files [#173178]
Fixes for ppc64:
  • Fix oops in SCSI PCI hotplug remove path [#144204]

Solution

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.
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 kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpm for the default kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-iseries64*.rpm for the 64 b it iSeries kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pseries64*.rpm for the 64 b it pSeries kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-smp*.rpm for the SMP kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pmac64*.rpm for the 64 bit PPC kernel image
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
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:
mk_initrd lilo
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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