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(Last modified: 08NOV2006)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (aabad90e230984722c9884260efe69ee)

Applies to

Package: k_deflt
kernel-source
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
Patch: patch-11281
Release: 20061108
Obsoletes: a523f4d26f72bbbc2e3168eb07270400

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on s390x architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems:
  • CVE-2006-3468: Remote attackers able to access an NFS of a ext2 or ext3 filesystem can cause a denial of service (file system panic) via a crafted UDP packet with a V2 lookup procedure that specifies a bad file handle (inode number), which triggers an error and causes an exported directory to be remounted read-only. [#192988] [#216265]
  • CVE-2006-2935: A stackbased buffer overflow in CDROM / DVD handling was fixed which could be used by a physical local attacker to crash the kernel or execute code within kernel context, depending on presence of automatic DVD handling in the system. [#190396]
  • CVE-2006-2444: The snmp_trap_decode function in the SNMP NAT helper allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified remote attack vectors that cause failures in snmp_trap_decode that trigger (1) frees of random memory or (2) frees of previously-freed memory (double-free) by snmp_trap_decode as well as its calling function, as demonstrated via certain test cases of the PROTOS SNMP test suite. [#177577]
  • If the IPX network protocol was active, it was possible to remotely crash the machine by special crafted IPX network packets [#197809].
and the following non security bugs:
  • Fix dumps with DUMP_LEVEL=2 [#93666] (LTC16184)
  • Fixed: Server crash with "__alloc_pages: 1-order allocation failed (gfp=0x1f0/0)" errors [#159193]
Fixes for S/390:

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 -Fvh k_deflt.rpm zipl
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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