Security update for Linux Kernel (k_deflt)
(Last modified: 04DEC2003)
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This article applies to systems with the
k_defltkernel package installed, please use the appropriate kernel package if you are using a different kernel:
- "Security update for Linux Kernel (k_i386) " (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/8d23023cde0828f6845ec802e2ab014b.html)
- "Security update for Linux Kernel (k_smp)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/c558c2e0793a40a1764cdcdb7de6e354.html)
- "Security update for Linux Kernel (k_psmp) " (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/e55ef20ded3122aaecaa9df12cdf2336.html)
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
brk()system call that allows local attackers to obtain super user privilege (CAN-2003-0961).
This update also fixes a race condition in the handling of files opened
O_DIRECT, which allows local attackers to read random unallocated
disk blocks (CAN-2003-0018).
rpm -Uvh k_deflt.rpm
Please make sure that you execute the commands
as user "
root" after installing this update for the system to be 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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