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Security update for Linux Kernel

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(Last modified: 26AUG2004)


solutions Security update for Linux Kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (95a4d010dd110c61212e3a1d96379fbf)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
kernel-iseries64
kernel-pmac64
kernel-pseries64
kernel-smp
kernel-source
kernel-syms
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
Patch: patch-9310
Release: 20040826
Obsoletes: c8ff89f3f4e79c85fb77d2904213a308

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on IBM POWER should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes several issues:
Most important are
  • kNFSd fix (medium security impact)
  • CD and DVD writing fixed (mainly affected audio and video, as it only got triggered by unaligned/odd size writes, effect was a monster memory leak and defective data on CD)
  • minor ext3 fixes and reiserfs fixes
  • /proc/$PID/cmdline trauncation fix
  • md and nbd fixes that enable SteelEye
  • fix barrier issue with IDE drives with disabled write cache, this should fix the need for barrier=none for most cases
  • DOS due to memory leak in /dev/ptmx handling

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv kernel-default.rpm kernel-iseries64.rpm kernel-pmac64.rpm kernel-pseries64 .rpm kernel-smp.rpm kernel-source.rpm kernel-syms.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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