Security update for kernel
(Last modified: 25MAY2005)
solutions Security update for kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (928c182f4ce54092ec84d122124335ca)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
- when creating directories on ext2 filesystems the kernel did not zero initialize the memory allocated. Therefore potentially sensitive information could be exposed to users (CAN-2005-0400).
- local users can crash the kernel via a crafted ELF library or executable, which causes a free of an invalid pointer (CAN-2005-0749).
- local users could gain root access by causing a core dump of specially crafted ELF executables (CAN-2005-1263). The problem is believed to be not exploitable on kernel 2.6, we included the patch nevertheless.
- fix NFS corrupting renamed files
- fix Oops in acl code
- fix building the kernel package with the 'build' program
- fix performance problems due to inode cache size
- fix potential deadlock when renaming files
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 install it with either:
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-64k-pagesize*.rpmfor the 64k page size kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-sn*.rpmfor the SGI SN2 (Altix) 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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