Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 14FEB2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel
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Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
- CVE-2005-3623: Remote users could set ACLs even on read-only exported NFS filesystems and so circumvent access control.
- CVE-2004-1058: A race condition was fixed which could allow local users to read environment variables of another process. This is a reissue of an earlier fix in the 2.6 kernel also present in the 2.4 kernel.
- CVE-2005-2553: Fixed an oops when a 64bit binary was traced with a 32bit ltrace. This problem only affects the x86-64 platform.
- Allow building the kernel with newer binutils.
- Validate NFS inodes returned by cached lookups to avoid spurious stale NFS file handles.
- Retry failing allocations on ext3 filesystems multiple times, in case space is freed on pending ext3 journal releases.
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 kernel-iseries64*.rpmfor the 64 bit iSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-ppc64*.rpmfor the 64 bit PPC kernel image
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
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.
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