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Security update for the debug kernel

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(Last modified: 08MAR2005)


solutions Security update for the debug kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7d9267c910610f316e2a52b49b8c1e3c)

Applies to

Package: k_debug
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9932
Release: 20050308
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the debug kernel should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update contains all fixes since Service Pack 3 and
  • fix possible memory corruption by reading /proc/kcore
  • fix potential memory access to free memory in /proc handling
  • add sanity check to ppp_async code
  • add sanity check to unw_unwind_to_user
  • fix NO_SENSE handling in SCSI drivers
  • consolidated Qlogic driver to version 7.03.00 (qla2x00)
  • updated e1000-new driver to 5.6.10.1
  • updated cciss driver to latest version from 2.4.28-rc2
  • added bcm5700-new driver as 7.3.5
  • included megaide driver
  • updated IBM ServeRAID driver (ips) to 7.10.18
  • update PCI ID list for megaraid2 driver

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

Download the kernel image from the location mentioned below and install it with
rpm -Fvh k_debug-2.4.*.i586.rpm
In case you are using lilo, please make sure that you also execute the command
lilo
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
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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