Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 27SEP2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7405953c707db1ee6e56e352d2a93a69)
- A kNFSD security problem. An attacker with write access to an NFS share could crash the machine.
- Several auditing related problems were addressed and fixed.
- Fixed a kiovec free Oops with LVM snapshotting.
- Fix race condition in sg.c I/O completion.
- Use asynchronous keventd to avoid async IO deadlock.
- Fixed several scsi scan issues, especially ghost luns.
- Fixed NFSD exiting on TCP recvfrom errors.
- On encountering I/O errors on write, make sure we return -EIO.
- Prevent kernel oops in ip6t_LOG (with ipv6 firewalling enabled).
- Fix JFS resize bug on big-endian architectures.
- New drbd module, version 0.6.13, fixes data corruption if secondary node fails during sync.
- Build drbd module correctly on x86_64.
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
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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