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Security update for Linux kernel (CAPP/EAL3+)


(Last modified: 02SEP2004)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel (CAPP/EAL3+) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d717e8c3e927b6efc3f62d284b58fd5b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: k_deflt
Release: 20040902
Obsoletes: 72f8ce67611e4bb1b4be713048e503be


Everyone who uses the LAuS audit facility, or wants to run an EAL3+ certified system
on HP hardware, should install these packages.



Problem description

This update includes patches needed to run a LAuS-enabled (Linux Audit Subsystem) system in a Common Criteria CAPP/EAL3+ certified configuration on specific HP hardware.
This update also fixes the following security problem:
  • kNFSD signedness issues which could lead to a remote denial of service attack.


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.
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-*.rpm for the default kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh k_itanium2-smp-*.rpm for the Itanium2 SMP kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv k_itanium2.rpm-*.rpm for the Itanium2 kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv k_smp-*.rpm for the SMP kernel image
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
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

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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