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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 15MAR2004)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7abb7bbbfd92f2a733947eda45fb3520)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries

Package: k_deflt
kernel-source
Release: 20040315
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Security Fix:
This update addresses several security-related issues:
  • ext3 filesystem leaks informations
  • another local denial-of-service in mremap
  • ncpfs buffer overflow

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 -Uvh k_deflt.rpm zipl
Please make sure to run "zipl" to write the updated IPL code to the DASD or MDISK as the system won't boot at next IPL otherwise.
Now 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.)
If you need the kernel sources you can install them by using the command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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