Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source)
(Last modified: 08JUL2002)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c84adeb4e02b27c1ff625cb117882f9a)
- fix for ip_conntrack security problem
- fix for TCP RST handling in listen: Linux would previously accept SYN packets with a RST or FIN bit set. This could be used to circumvent some packet filters who assume that these packets cannot open a new connection
- fix for possibly incorrect TLB flushing under extreme circumstances
- fix for SMP race in msgrcv(can trigger only with extensive IPC usage)
- fix for SMP race in locking code of the NFS client
- fix for CTC not restarting after I/O errors
- fix for initialisation problems in the dasd discipline drivers
- update to IBM Code Drop 2002-11-25 which fixes these problems:
- Linux hangs after a device is gone
- Linux hangs after a tape attach or attached tape is not recognized
- Linux fails to detect devices after 'not operational' messages
- fix for initialisation problems when bringing up IUCV connections
For detailed information about the required APARs / PTFs, please refer to the "OSA-Express QDIO performance enhanced in consolidated Linux under z/VM environments" document at http://www.vm.ibm.com/perf/tips/vm-linux.pdf
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm
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