Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 30JUN2005)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d39c238b356a33f321f7e33ce90d49c0)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
- CAN-2005-1768: A race condition in the 32bit compatibility execv() function could be used to overwrite kernel memory.
- Several JFS stability fixes.
- Fixed a small MD autostart bug.
- Fixed memfrac and lower_zone_reserve kernel parameters.
- Fixed a harmless bug in rwsem just in case some driver uses it.
First find out which kernel package to install by using the following command:
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with either:
rpm -Fvh k_deflt-*.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fvh k_itanium2-smp-*.rpmfor the Itanium2 SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_itanium2.rpm-*.rpmfor the Itanium2 kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp-*.rpmfor the SMP kernel image
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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