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Security update for kernel

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(Last modified: 11AUG2004)


solutions Security update for kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (72f8ce67611e4bb1b4be713048e503be)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: k_deflt
k_itanium2-smp
k_itanium2
k_smp
kernel-source
Release: 20040811
Obsoletes: c132ddd1bc2504f9cc7723801f8b52b6

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on IPF architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a problem of the earlier fix "Security update for Linux kernel" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/c132ddd1bc2504f9cc7723801f8b52b6.html) for the signal queuing DoS with threaded applications, which could occasionaly leave zombie threads. A memory ocrruption bug with the audit code has also been fixed.

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.
ut 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-*.rpm for the default kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh k_itanium2-smp-*.rpm for the Itanium2 SMP kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv k_itanium2.rpm-*.rpm for the Itanium2 kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv k_smp-*.rpm for the SMP 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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