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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 04APR2004)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ac6e8cf7f4924ccb553bda4f81c0da49)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries

Package: kernel-iseries64
kernel-ppc64
kernel-source
Release: 20040404
Obsoletes: 85a0b6259b17eb4bd6b00ed3ec56f18a

Indications

This update should be installed on all systems.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update addresses two security issues and provides some additional fixes.
Security issues
  • A buffer overflow has been found in the ISO 9660 filesystem code which can be exploited locally by mounting a malformed ISO CD file system. (CAN-2004-0109)
  • A possible leak of information has been discovered in the JFS file system code. (CAN-2004-0181)
Additional fixes
  • Fix cpu_sibling_map on summit machines.
  • Fix for I/O resource allocation failure during PCI hotplug.
  • Fix some more ACPI IRQ problems.
  • sunrpc-svcsock-drop: Be more careful about dropping connections in RPC, work around for buggy NFS clients.
  • Fix for ocfs2 mount problem.
  • Fix for user triggerable oops in x86-64 32bit emulation.
  • Allow IPv6 netfilter modules to be loaded on x86_64.
  • Addition of new version 5.2.30.1 of e1000 driver as e1000-new.o
  • Providing some additional entries for scsi_scan blacklist.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system.
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-iseries64-2.4.*.rpm for the iSeries kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv kernel-ppc64-2.4.*.rpm for the pSeries kernel image
(N.B.: only install one of these kernels, not all of them.)
Please make sure that you also execute the commands
mk_initrd lilo
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
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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