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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 31MAR2005)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6bd3efb74577c58929a9b2fdfbb0de19)

Applies to

Package: k_deflt
k_numa
k_smp
kernel-source
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Patch: patch-9982
Release: 20050331
Obsoletes: 8f73318e0a10f5c831d299a931da12af

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86_64 architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel security update fixes a problem within the bluetooth kernel stack which can be used by a local attacker to gain root access.
This problem has been assigned the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-0750.

Solution

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.
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
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
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.)

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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