Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 05MAY2003)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (88124173d9015c1b7855b776a26efb19)
- Fix security holes in the 32-bit system call emulation of the AMD64 kernel which could be used by a local exploit.
- Fix ptrace fix to allow again debugging of setuid applications and reading of
- Fix for 32-bit
- Fix for
- Do no lose 16 MB for each node.
- Fix SCSI EH handler for MPT
- Decode machine check errors.
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-2.4.19-206.x86_64.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp-2.4.19-206.x86_64.rpmfor the SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_numa-2.4.19-206.x86_64.rpmfor the NUMA kernel image
In case you are using lilo, 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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.
Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.