Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 25JAN2008)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d1087847584deef8eb5071a114eb5560)
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 DEBUGINFO for IBM POWER
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
- CVE-2008-0007: Insufficient range checks in certain fault handlers could be used by local attackers to potentially read or write kernel memory.
- CVE-2008-0001: Incorrect access mode checks could be used by local attackers to corrupt directory contents and so cause denial of service attacks or potentially execute code.
- CVE-2007-5966: Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 184.108.40.206 allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
- CVE-2007-6417: The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).
- patches.suse/bootsplash: Bootsplash for current kernel (none). patch the patch for Bug 345980.
- patches.fixes/megaraid-fixup-driver-version: Megaraid driver version out of sync (299740).
- OCFS2: Updated to version 1.2.8
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3070.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2: Remove overzealous BUG_ON().
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3072.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2: fix rename vs unlink race.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3074.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2: Remove expensive local alloc bitmap scan code.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3057.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2: Check for cluster locking in ocfs2_readpage.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r2975.diff: ocfs2_dlm: make functions static.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r2976.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2_dlm: make tot_backoff more descriptive.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3002.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2: Remove the printing of harmless ERRORS like ECONNRESET, EPIPE..
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3004.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2_dlm: Call cond_resched_lock() once per hash bucket scan.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3006.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2_dlm: Silence compiler warnings.
- patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3062.diff: [PATCH] ocfs2_dlm: Fix double increment of migrated lockres' owner count.
- patches.fixes/hugetlb-get_user_pages-corruption.patch: hugetlb: follow_hugetlb_page() for write access (345239).
- enable patches.fixes/reiserfs-fault-in-pages.patch (333412)
- patches.drivers/usb-update-evdo-driver-ids.patch: USB: update evdo driver ids. Get the module to build...
- patches.drivers/usb-add-usb_device_and_interface_info.patch: USB: add USB_DEVICE_AND_INTERFACE_INFO(). This is needed to get the HUAWEI devices to work properly, and to get patches.drivers/usb-update-evdo-driver-ids.patch to build without errors.
- patches.drivers/usb-update-evdo-driver-ids.patch: USB: update evdo driver ids on request from our IT department (345438).
- patches.suse/kdump-dump_after_notifier.patch: Add dump_after_notifier sysctl (265764).
- patches.drivers/libata-sata_nv-disable-ADMA: sata_nv: disable ADMA by default (346508).
- patches.fixes/cpufreq-fix-ondemand-deadlock.patch: Cpufreq fix ondemand deadlock (337439).
- patches.fixes/eliminate-cpufreq_userspace-scaling_setspeed-deadlock.patch: Eliminate cpufreq_userspace scaling_setspeed deadlock (337439).
- patches.xen/15181-dma-tracking.patch: Fix issue preventing Xen KMPs from building.
- patches.drivers/r8169-perform-a-PHY-reset-before.patch: r8169: perform a PHY reset before any other operation at boot time (345658).
- patches.drivers/r8169-more-alignment-for-the-0x8168: refresh.
- patches.fixes/lockd-grant-shutdown: Stop GRANT callback from crashing if NFS server has been stopped. (292478). There was a problem with this patch which would cause apparently random crashes when lockd was in use. The offending change has been removed.
- patches.fixes/usb_336850.diff: fix missing quirk leading to a device disconnecting under load (336850).
- patches.fixes/cifs-incomplete-recv.patch: fix incorrect session reconnects (279783).
- patches.fixes/megaraid_mbox-dell-cerc-support: Fix so that it applies properly. I extended the context to 6 lines to help patch find where to apply the patch (267134).
- patches.fixes/md-idle-test: md: improve the is_mddev_idle test fix (326591).
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:
rpm -Fvh kernel-*.rpm
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.)
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