Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 14FEB2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (91e977c7e67c3b27c1652d59fa4ff24e)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
- 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 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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