Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 19NOV2004)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bc6570ee193949696872f698991ed49d)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
- Fixed / Added ELF loader error handling where it was missing, which could lead to a local privilege escalation. This was found by Paul Starzetz of isec.pl.
- Fixed several smbfs boundary checking problems which could lead to buffer overflows. This issue was found by Stefan Essern and was assigned the CVE ID CAN-2004-0883.
- Fixed a possible userspace corruptions / data disclosure problem on SMP machines with more than 4 GB of RAM.
- Fixed a denial of service condition in a.out support.
- Fixed a aic79xx modprobe/rmmod oops.
- Fixed a broken decnet fix.
- Fixed an NFS data corruption problem in readdirplus handling.
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-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-iseries64*.rpmfor the 64 bit iSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pseries64*.rpmfor the 64 bit pSeries kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-smp*.rpmfor the SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-pmac64*.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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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