Novell Home

Security update for Linux kernel

Knowledgebase

(Last modified: 19FEB2007)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6b9ee4fae636f4681a5d171bade9e2b6)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
kernel-source
kernel-syms
Product(s): SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit

Release: 20070219
Obsoletes: 8d1bb2f1def9904433821604ff90783e

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on s390x architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems:
  • CVE-2006-2936: The ftdi_sio driver allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by writing more data to the serial port than the hardware can handle, which causes the data to be queued. This requires this driver to be loaded, which only happens if such a device is plugged in.
  • CVE-2006-4814: A deadlock in mincore that could be caused by local attackers was fixed.
  • CVE-2006-6106: Multiple buffer overflows in the cmtp_recv_interopmsg function in the Bluetooth driver net/bluetooth/cmtp/capi.c) in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via CAPI messages with a large value for the length of the (1) manu (manufacturer) or (2) serial (serial number) field.
  • CVE-2006-5749: The isdn_ppp_ccp_reset_alloc_state function in drivers/isdn/isdn_ppp.c in the Linux kernel does not call the init_timer function for the ISDN PPP CCP reset state timer, which has unknown attack vectors and results in a system crash.
  • CVE-2006-5753: Unspecified vulnerability in the listxattr system call in Linux kernel, when a "bad inode" is present, allows local users to cause a denial of service (data corruption) and possibly gain privileges.
  • A remote denial of service problem on NFSv2 mounts with ACL enabled was fixed.
and the following non security bugs:
  • patches.xen/xen-x86_64-agp: add missing header [#222174] [#224170]
  • patches.fixes/dcache-race-during-umount: Fix dcache race during umount [#136310] [#151638]
  • patches.arch/x86_64-kdump-bootmem-fix: Handle reserve_bootmem_generic beyond end_pfn [#179093]
  • patches.fixes/rpc-no-paranoia: Ratelimit some messages from SUNRPC servers (nfsd) [#190178]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-lock-warning-removal: Remove useless warning about VFS being out of sync with lock manager [#192813]
  • patches.fixes/acpiphp-fix-ibm-hotplug-oops.patch: Fix acpiphp oops when hotplug is performed on an IBM 8864/6 [#203923]
  • patches.fixes/oom-child-kill-fix.patch: OOM: prevent OOM_DISABLE tasks from being killed when out of memory [#211859]
  • patches.drivers/alsa-control-warning-fix: Fix bogus kernel error messages from ALSA control.c [#212484]
  • patches.fixes/init_isolcpus.diff: sched: force /sbin/init off isolated cpus [#216799]
  • patches.fixes/ocfs2-network-send-lock.diff: fix regression that caused the idle timer not to be reset during packet processing [#216912]
  • patches.fixes/workqueue_cpu_deadlock-fix.diff: [PATCH] workqueue: fix deadlock when workqueue func takes the workqueue mutex [#217222]
  • patches.drivers/open-iscsi-handle-check-condition: Host lockups then Reboots when an iSCSI session is attempted [#219968]
  • patches.arch/ia64-fp-rate-limit: [ia64] Reduce overhead of FP exception logging messages. [#223314]
  • patches.arch/ia64-sn2-bte_unaligned_copy-overrun: [ia64] Avert transfer of extra cache line by bte_unaligned_copy(). [#224166]
  • patches.fixes/natsemi-long-cable-fix: natsemi: make cable length magic configurable [#225091]
  • patches.fixes/sunrpc-randomize-xids: SUNRPC: NFS_ROOT always uses the same XIDs [#225251]
  • patches.drivers/usb-funsoft-hwinfo.patch: USB: fix hwinfo issue with funsoft driver [#226661]
  • patches.fixes/fix-ext3-kmalloc-flags-with-journal-handle.diff: ext3: use GFP_NOFS for allocations while holding journal handle [#228694]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-tcp-reconnect-on-error: RPC: Ensure that we disconnect TCP socket when client requests error out [#230210]
  • patches.fixes/sunrpc-listen-race: knfsd: Fix race that can disable NFS server. [#230287]
  • patches.drivers/pci-quirk-1k-i-o-space-iobl_adr-fix-on-p64h2.patch: PCI Quirk: 1k I/O space IOBL_ADR fix on P64H2 [#230365]
  • patches.drivers/ide-generic-fix-JMB-entries: [PATCH] ide-generic: fix JMB handling [#231218] [#207939]
  • patches.drivers/qla2xxx-block-error-handler: crash in qla2xxx driver during error recovery [#232957]
  • patches.fixes/loop_early_wakeup_fix.diff: Fix oops in loopback device during mount. [#232992]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-jiffie-wrap: Avoid extra GETATTR calls caused by 'jiffie wrap'. [#233155]
  • add patches.fixes/atalk_sendmsg-crash.patch Fix potential OOPS in atalk_sendmsg() [#235049]
  • patches.fixes/ext3_readdir_use_generic_readahead.diff: ext3_readdir: use generic readahead [#228682] [#235302]
  • patches.drivers/ide-fix-drive-side-80c-detection: [PATCH] ide: fix drive side 80c cable detection [#237164]
  • patches.fixes/xfs-kern-28000a-buffer-unwritten-new: Set the buffer new flag on writes to unwritten XFS extents. This fixes a corruption in preallocated files on XFS [#237908]
  • patches.drivers/ide-atiixp-fix-cable-detection: [PATCH] atiixp: fix cable detection [#241403]
  • patches.drivers/ide-atiixp-sb600-has-only-one-port: [PATCH] atiixp: SB600 has only one channel [#241403]
  • patches.fixes/md-avoid-bitmap-overflow: Avoid possible BUG_ON in md bitmap handling. [#242180]
  • patches.fixes/ocfs2-loop-aops-hack.diff: ocfs2/loop: forbid use of aops when inappropriate [#242200]
Fixes for S/390:
  • IBM Patchcluster 11
    • Problem-ID: 29856 - cio: Use path verification for last path gone after vary off.
    • Problem-ID: 27944 - zfcp: Oops when trying to set fcp device back online.
    • Problem-ID: 30816 - sclp: invalid handling of temporary 'not operational' status
    • Problem-ID: 30869 - dasd: fix bug in dasd initialization cleanup
    • Problem-ID: 30958 - cio: I/O error after cable pulls.
    • Problem-ID: 31429 - dasd: Enhanced handling of failed termination requests.
    • Problem-ID: 31538 - cio: Handle invalid subchannel set id in stsch.
    • Problem-ID: 25181 - dasd: Fixed 'unconditional reserve' handling.
    For further description of the named Problem-IDs, please have look at
    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/linux390/april2004_recommended.html
    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/linux390/october2005_recommended.html

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by the following command:
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpm
Afterwards, 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.)

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


Disclaimer

The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© 2014 Novell