Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 18MAR2008)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6e07221ab94b5e49d7d361fb01b8e5ef)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
- Memory overrun vulnerability in ISDN code (CVE-2007-6151)
- Insufficient range checks of certain fault handlers (CVE-2008-0007)
- Reset current->pdeath_signal on SUID binary execution (CVE-2007-3848)
- aacraid: Fix range checks (CVE-2007-4308).
- fixed a remote buffer overflow in CIFS (CVE-2007-5904)
- Several kernel crashes addressed.
- Improvements to running as a VMWare guest.
- Update of OCFS2 to 1.2.8-2.
- New code drop for the s390 architecture.
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 kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-iseries64*.rpmfor the 64 b it iSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pseries64*.rpmfor the 64 b it pSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-smp*.rpmfor the SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pmac64*.rpmfor the 64 bit PPC kernel image
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
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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