Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 12MAR2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (57f66c1368a011f89c7892e6441fc9a4)
This update addresses several security-related issues:
- ext3 filesystem leaks informations
- SoundBlaster code can cause local crash
- another DRI issue causing local crash
- another local denial-of-service in mremap
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.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh k_itanium2-smp.rpmfor the Itanium2 SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_itanium2.rpmfor the Itanium2 kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp.rpmfor the PSMP kernel image, or
If you need the kernel sources you can install them by using the command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm
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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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