Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 16MAY2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6d74d9ddf80228eba4bbce4c1f9e38dd)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
- CVE-2006-1524: shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a readonly shared memory attachment.
- CVE-2006-1864: Due to incorrect argument checking it was possible to break out of chroots on smbfs filesystems.
- CVE-2006-1342: A minor information leak in SO_ORIGINAL_DST was fixed.
- CVE-2005-4798: Creation of long symlinks on the NFS server could crash the client machine.
- CVE-2006-1056: i386/x86-64: Fix AMD x87 information leak between processes.
- CVE-2006-0741: x86_64 only: Always check that RIPs are canonical during signal handling, otherwise local attackers could crash the machine.
- CVE-2006-0742: IA64 only: Don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn, otherwise local attackers can crash the machine.
- reiserfs: don't BUG() in panic
- nfs client: handle long symlinks properly
- SCSI-Tape: zero-initialize scatter-gather list
- PowerPC64: sys_rt_sigreturn should return a long instead of int.
- SCSI-Tape driver: Zero-initialize scatter-gather list to avoid BUGs.
- IA64: don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn
First find out which kernel package to install by using the following command:
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with either:
rpm -Fvh k_deflt-*.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh k_itanium2-smp-*.rpmfor the Itanium2 SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_itanium2.rpm-*.rpmfor the Itanium2 kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp-*.rpmfor the SMP kernel image
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.)
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