Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 04APR2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (62c741d5c2a44813b43d2fd4d83170c1)
- A buffer overflow has been found in the ISO 9660 filesystem code which can be exploited locally by mounting a malformed ISO CD file system. (CAN-2004-0109)
- A possible leak of information has been discovered in the JFS file system code. (CAN-2004-0181)
cpu_sibling_mapon summit machines.
- Fix for I/O resource allocation failure during PCI hotplug.
- Fix some more ACPI IRQ problems.
sunrpc-svcsock-drop: Be more careful about dropping connections in RPC, work around for buggy NFS clients.
- Fix for
- Fix for user triggerable oops in x86-64 32bit emulation.
- Allow IPv6 netfilter modules to be loaded on x86_64.
- Addition of new version 188.8.131.52 of
- Providing some additional entries for
- Semaphore fix (#38517, i386 & x86-64): On massive parallel load with asynchronous I/O, a bug in the semaphore implementation on i386 and x86-64 could have been triggered, leading to races and thus data corruption or kernel crashed.
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.*.rpm for the default kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_smp-2.4.*.rpm for the SMP kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv k_numa-2.4.*.rpm for the NUMA kernel image
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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