Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 08NOV2006)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel
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Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
- CVE-2006-3468: 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].
- Fix dumps with DUMP_LEVEL=2 [#93666] (LTC16184)
- Fixed: Server crash with "__alloc_pages: 1-order allocation failed (gfp=0x1f0/0)" errors [#159193]
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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