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Security update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 22MAR2005)


solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d3661da3f395c6d0b3932c0dce8c3c28)

Applies to

Package: k_deflt
kernel-source
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
Patch: patch-9972
Release: 20050322
Obsoletes: a8f15d99063c26b759b268ad1aa835a0

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel should update.

Contraindications

None.

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 the 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: http://awlinux1.alphaworks.ibm.com/developerworks/linux390/index.shtml

Solution

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 these commands:
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.)

links to download packages

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