Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 22MAR2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6b993af03cbdac52472a99cfcb5d9c0b)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
- CAN-2005-0384: Fixed a local denial of service attack in the kernel PPP code.
- Fixed a possible memory corruption when reading /proc/kcore.
- Fixed a potential memory access to free memory in /proc handling.
- CAN-2005-0003: Fixed a potential problem with overlapping VMAs also on 2.4 kernels.
- CAN-2004-1333: Fixed a local denial of service problem with the VC_RESIZE ioctl.
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 as bootmanager, 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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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