Security update for kernel-ppc64
(Last modified: 22AUG2003)
solutions Security update for kernel-ppc64 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9c5b9c0511fb7890800a4f9081cc7fac)
- CAN-2003-0244: The route cache implementation in Linux 2.4, and the Netfilter IP conntrack module, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via packets with forged source addresses that cause a large number of hash table collisions related to the PREROUTING chain
- Fixed several potential buffer overflows in the 32 bit emulation layer.
- CAN-2003-0247: Fixed local DOS via /dev/console & TIOCCONS.
- Fix potential buffer overflow in module load in iCom modem driver.
- Fix ptrace kmod patch to restore old behaviour.
- CAN-2003-0476 "fd sharing" problem fixed, where an attacker can read setuid, but not readable programs.
- CAN-2003-0501 proc disclosure issue was fixed.
- CAN-2003-0462 /proc/self/* permissions vs executing a setuid application race was fixed.
- CAN-2003-0464 nfs binding issue, were unprivileged programs could bind to the NFS port, was fixed.
- CAN-2003-0619: Integer signedness error in the decode_fh function of nfs3xdr.c in Linux kernel before 2.4.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via a negative size value within XDR data of an NFSv3 procedure call.
- RAID 1 module is no longer miscompiled.
- avoid race window in submit_bh.
- added ethtool eeprom config ioctls.
- better handling for scsi recovered errors added.
- kmalloc sizeof struct instead of sizeof pointer
- NFS: Fixed race between mount and lockd.
- Use different uname -r, to avoid module load problems.
- The ibmsis driver was updated to version 1.18.16, fixing a problem with a 2757 SCSI storage driver.
- fixed a possible lockup in the iseries viocons driver (also requires an OS/400 PTF).
- The userland buffer can overflow if /proc/ioport has too long lines.
- Fixed execv() problems introduced by earlier "fd sharing" fix.
- handle POSIX locks correctly for terminated processes.
- longer timeouts for probing DVD-ROMs on a IDE-SCSI converter.
- fixes for PCI/TCE handling, which led to hardware not being detected.
- fixed potential file corruption error.
rpm -Uvh kernel-ppc64.rpm
Please run 'mk_initrd' and 'lilo' after the update and reboot the
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