Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 16MAY2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7efe4a0df957d96db9ff8eec18a9e912)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
- CVE-2006-1524: shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a readonly shared memory attachment.
- CVE-2006-1864: Due to incorrect argument checking it was possible to break out of chroots on smbfs filesystems.
- CVE-2006-1342: A minor information leak in SO_ORIGINAL_DST was fixed.
- CVE-2005-4798: Creation of long symlinks on the NFS server could crash the client machine.
- CVE-2006-1056: i386/x86-64: Fix AMD x87 information leak between processes.
- CVE-2006-0741: x86_64 only: Always check that RIPs are canonical during signal handling, otherwise local attackers could crash the machine.
- CVE-2006-0742: IA64 only: Don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn, otherwise local attackers can crash the machine.
- reiserfs: don't BUG() in panic
- nfs client: handle long symlinks properly
- PowerPC64: sys_rt_sig return should return a long instead of int.
- SCSI-Tape driver: Zero-initialize scatter-gather list to avoid BUGs.
- IA64: don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn
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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