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Security update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 10FEB2004)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6b0b18a181a41d4e2b0d2dc7a4501d0c)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Release: 20040210
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the Linux kernel on ix86 architecture should update.



Problem description

This kernel update addresses several security problem that can lead
from local denial-of-service to local root access:
  • Vicam USB driver: CAN-2004-0075
    • denial-of-service due to problem while copying data from user to kernel space
  • Direct Render Infrastructure: CAN-2004-0003
    • denial-of-service due to integer overflow
    • needs r128 card and console to be exploited
  • ncpfs/ncp_lookup: CAN-2004-0010
    • buffer overflow with the possibility to gain root
  • execve():
    • malformed elf binaries can lead to a local denial-of-service attack
  • mremap(): CAN-2004-0077
    • a new bug found by Paul Starzetz that can lead to local root access


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 by using this command:
rpm -Fvh k_smp.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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