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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 26JUN2006)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6d34df6d1804d00f20a617d10fc45a45)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
kernel-smp
kernel-source
kernel-syms
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11082
Release: 20060626
Obsoletes: a85a3e0133108b1cb77026293bc419dc

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86_64 architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems and the following non security bugs:
  • Unexport shrink_dcache_anon (unexported upstream on 19 Oct 2004) [#136310]
  • Don't dirty the inode if it is being freed in xfs_iunpin [#179117]
  • fusion driver might hang during error recovery [#173914]
  • fusion driver: Oops when device is taken offline under I/O [#172910]
  • fusion driver: Restore queue_depth control from before SP3 [#172910]
  • Fix IO restart on BLKPREP_DEFER [#173489]
  • Kill request on invalid sgtable mapping [#173489]
  • Fix blk_recalc_rq_segments[#] (173489)
Fixes for i586:
  • Fix oops in cifs_unlink [#173177]
  • CIFS kernel module deadlock when renaming/moving files [#173178]

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 by using this command:
rpm -Fvh kernel-*.rpm
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
lilo
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now

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