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Security update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 22MAR2005)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cedc44707f84bf949d45f8efab404b0b)

Applies to

Package: k_deflt
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
Patch: patch-9968
Release: 20050322
Obsoletes: f793cbc0ee80cc0e657b9cfb30ac8de5


Everyone using the Linux Kernel should update.



Problem description

This update fixes following security bugs:
  • CAN-2005-0136: Fixed a local denial of service problem on ia64 which was possible to trigger by using the ptrace system call.
  • It was possible to deadlock the NFS lockd by special multi client access patterns.
  • Missing checking in the epoll system calls allowed overwriting of a small range of kernel memory.
Additionally following bugs were fixed:
  • ppc: SA_ONESHOT signals are handled correctly now.
  • Fixed bad checks for ipv6_add_addr() return values which lead to crashes.
  • Fixed an assertion failure in do_get_write_access().
  • Problem-ID: 13913 qeth: dhcpcd does not work.
  • Problem-ID: 12854 tape: Tar or DB/2 backup hangs.
  • Problem-ID: 13816 zfcp: Error in handler of FSF requests 'Send FCP Command'.
See also:


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh k_deflt.rpm zipl
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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