Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 30DEC2003)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (513d19fdca08209fd14957910bfa46e9)
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Please note that an RPM package of the kernel source is provided as an additional update in article "Security update for Linux kernel (k_debug, kernel-source)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/beaed2f4513e03b76e02a72a130986a3.html) due to a bug in RPM (the update of the package may take 30 minutes or more, or fail entirely). The RPM bug has been fixed with the "Recommended update for RPM" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/93ded478445297c0bbe32f72a1da1ac1.html) which should be installed prior to the update of
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, 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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