Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 22MAR2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8f73318e0a10f5c831d299a931da12af)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
- CAN-2005-0136: Fixed a local denial of service problem on ia64 which was possible to trigger by using the ptrace system call.
- It was possible to deadlock the NFS lockd by special multi client access patterns.
- Missing checking in the epoll system calls allowed overwriting of a small range of kernel memory.
- ppc: SA_ONESHOT signals are handled correctly now.
- Fixed bad checks for ipv6_add_addr() return values which lead to crashes.
- Fixed an assertion failure in do_get_write_access().
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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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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