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Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source)


(Last modified: 04APR2004)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel (kernel-source) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (da698f0d82023f149c9364fc7ec02b77)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: kernel-source
Release: 20040404
Obsoletes: none


This patch updates your kernel-source package and is only necessary if you compile your own kernel.



Problem description

This update addresses two security issues and a deadlock problem:
Security issues
  • A buffer overflow has been found in the ISO 9660 filesystem code which can be exploited locally by mounting a malformed ISO CD file system. (CAN-2004-0109)
  • A possible leak of information has been discovered in the JFS file system code. (CAN-2004-0181)
Other issues
  • A deadlock has been found in the inode handling code.

Installation notes

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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