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Security update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 19FEB2007)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (84b59ac1863082bf630b430a98ccb5ca)

Applies to

Package: kernel-debug
Product(s): SUSE SLE 10 DEBUGINFO for IPF

Release: 20070219
Obsoletes: 87e2c4f32a1d32427f4f6a08a52ff58e


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on ia64 architecture should update.



Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems:
  • CVE-2006-2936: The ftdi_sio driver allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by writing more data to the serial port than the hardware can handle, which causes the data to be queued. This requires this driver to be loaded, which only happens if such a device is plugged in.
  • CVE-2006-4814: A deadlock in mincore that could be caused by local attackers was fixed.
  • CVE-2006-6106: Multiple buffer overflows in the cmtp_recv_interopmsg function in the Bluetooth driver net/bluetooth/cmtp/capi.c) in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via CAPI messages with a large value for the length of the (1) manu (manufacturer) or (2) serial (serial number) field.
  • CVE-2006-5749: The isdn_ppp_ccp_reset_alloc_state function in drivers/isdn/isdn_ppp.c in the Linux kernel does not call the init_timer function for the ISDN PPP CCP reset state timer, which has unknown attack vectors and results in a system crash.
  • CVE-2006-5753: Unspecified vulnerability in the listxattr system call in Linux kernel, when a "bad inode" is present, allows local users to cause a denial of service (data corruption) and possibly gain privileges.
  • A remote denial of service problem on NFSv2 mounts with ACL enabled was fixed.
and the following non security bugs:
  • patches.xen/xen-x86_64-agp: add missing header [#222174] [#224170]
  • patches.fixes/dcache-race-during-umount: Fix dcache race during umount [#136310] [#151638]
  • patches.arch/x86_64-kdump-bootmem-fix: Handle reserve_bootmem_generic beyond end_pfn [#179093]
  • patches.fixes/rpc-no-paranoia: Ratelimit some messages from SUNRPC servers (nfsd) [#190178]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-lock-warning-removal: Remove useless warning about VFS being out of sync with lock manager [#192813]
  • patches.fixes/acpiphp-fix-ibm-hotplug-oops.patch: Fix acpiphp oops when hotplug is performed on an IBM 8864/6 [#203923]
  • patches.fixes/oom-child-kill-fix.patch: OOM: prevent OOM_DISABLE tasks from being killed when out of memory [#211859]
  • patches.drivers/alsa-control-warning-fix: Fix bogus kernel error messages from ALSA control.c [#212484]
  • patches.fixes/init_isolcpus.diff: sched: force /sbin/init off isolated cpus [#216799]
  • patches.fixes/ocfs2-network-send-lock.diff: fix regression that caused the idle timer not to be reset during packet processing [#216912]
  • patches.fixes/workqueue_cpu_deadlock-fix.diff: [PATCH] workqueue: fix deadlock when workqueue func takes the workqueue mutex [#217222]
  • patches.drivers/open-iscsi-handle-check-condition: Host lockups then Reboots when an iSCSI session is attempted [#219968]
  • patches.arch/ia64-fp-rate-limit: [ia64] Reduce overhead of FP exception logging messages. [#223314]
  • patches.arch/ia64-sn2-bte_unaligned_copy-overrun: [ia64] Avert transfer of extra cache line by bte_unaligned_copy(). [#224166]
  • patches.fixes/natsemi-long-cable-fix: natsemi: make cable length magic configurable [#225091]
  • patches.fixes/sunrpc-randomize-xids: SUNRPC: NFS_ROOT always uses the same XIDs [#225251]
  • patches.drivers/usb-funsoft-hwinfo.patch: USB: fix hwinfo issue with funsoft driver [#226661]
  • patches.fixes/fix-ext3-kmalloc-flags-with-journal-handle.diff: ext3: use GFP_NOFS for allocations while holding journal handle [#228694]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-tcp-reconnect-on-error: RPC: Ensure that we disconnect TCP socket when client requests error out [#230210]
  • patches.fixes/sunrpc-listen-race: knfsd: Fix race that can disable NFS server. [#230287]
  • patches.drivers/pci-quirk-1k-i-o-space-iobl_adr-fix-on-p64h2.patch: PCI Quirk: 1k I/O space IOBL_ADR fix on P64H2 [#230365]
  • patches.drivers/ide-generic-fix-JMB-entries: [PATCH] ide-generic: fix JMB handling [#231218] [#207939]
  • patches.drivers/qla2xxx-block-error-handler: crash in qla2xxx driver during error recovery [#232957]
  • patches.fixes/loop_early_wakeup_fix.diff: Fix oops in loopback device during mount. [#232992]
  • patches.fixes/nfs-jiffie-wrap: Avoid extra GETATTR calls caused by 'jiffie wrap'. [#233155]
  • add patches.fixes/atalk_sendmsg-crash.patch Fix potential OOPS in atalk_sendmsg() [#235049]
  • patches.fixes/ext3_readdir_use_generic_readahead.diff: ext3_readdir: use generic readahead [#228682] [#235302]
  • patches.drivers/ide-fix-drive-side-80c-detection: [PATCH] ide: fix drive side 80c cable detection [#237164]
  • patches.fixes/xfs-kern-28000a-buffer-unwritten-new: Set the buffer new flag on writes to unwritten XFS extents. This fixes a corruption in preallocated files on XFS [#237908]
  • patches.drivers/ide-atiixp-fix-cable-detection: [PATCH] atiixp: fix cable detection [#241403]
  • patches.drivers/ide-atiixp-sb600-has-only-one-port: [PATCH] atiixp: SB600 has only one channel [#241403]
  • patches.fixes/md-avoid-bitmap-overflow: Avoid possible BUG_ON in md bitmap handling. [#242180]
  • patches.fixes/ocfs2-loop-aops-hack.diff: ocfs2/loop: forbid use of aops when inappropriate [#242200]


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.
First, find out which kernel package to download and use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and the kernel symbols (kernel-syms*.rpm) and install it with: rpm -Fvh kernel-*.rpm
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
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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