Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 01MAR2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9d741d40ece95c4a54a27a403df9e610)
- A new bug found by Paul Starzetz that can lead to local root access
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.rpm for the iSeries64 kernel image, or
- rpm -Fhv kernel-ppc64.rpm for the PPC64 kernel image
The kernel sources can be installed using the following command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm
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:
Note: If you do not execute the commands above, your system might be
in an unbootable state. To ensure that the fixes become active, you should
reboot your system usingthe command
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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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