Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 16MAY2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel
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Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
- CVE-2006-1524: shmat: stop mprotect from giving write permission to a readonly shared memory attachment.
- CVE-2006-1864: Due to incorrect argument checking it was possible to break out of chroots on smbfs filesystems.
- CVE-2006-1342: A minor information leak in SO_ORIGINAL_DST was fixed.
- CVE-2005-4798: Creation of long symlinks on the NFS server could crash the client machine.
- CVE-2006-1056: i386/x86-64: Fix AMD x87 information leak between processes.
- CVE-2006-0741: x86_64 only: Always check that RIPs are canonical during signal handling, otherwise local attackers could crash the machine.
- CVE-2006-0742: IA64 only: Don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn, otherwise local attackers can crash the machine.
- reiserfs: don't BUG() in panic
- nfs client: handle long symlinks properly
- PowerPC64: sys_rt_sig return should return a long instead of int.
- SCSI-Tape driver: Zero-initialize scatter-gather list to avoid BUGs.
- IA64: don't declare die_if_kernel as noreturn
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.)
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