Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 30JUN2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (69ddffb582a8d6e19fe711f5bd4bb472)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
- CAN-2005-1768: A race condition in the 32bit compatibility execv() function could be used to overwrite kernel memory.
- CAN-2005-1762: A local denial of service attack using ptrace was allowing local attackers to crash the machine.
- Several JFS stability fixes.
- Fixed a small MD autostart bug.
- Fixed memfrac and lower_zone_reserve kernel parameters.
- Fixed a harmless bug in rwsem just in case some drivers use it.
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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