Security update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 22MAY2003)
solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e1436999ed2e6060dceb95120c143c1d)
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
- possible denial of service attack (DoS) in the routing code
- possible attack of an unprivileged user via ioport
- random memory corruption on high network load
- several bugs in the JFS filesystem than can lead to hanging machine
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 either:
rpm -Fvh k_deflt-2.4.19-304.i586.rpmfor the default kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_athlon-2.4.19-304.i586.rpmfor the AMD Athlon optimized kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_smp-2.4.19-304.i586.rpmfor the SMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_psmp-2.4.19-304.i586.rpmfor the PSMP kernel image, or
rpm -Fhv k_debug-2.4.19-304.i586.rpmfor the debug kernel image
In case you are using lilo, please make sure that you also execute the command
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
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.)
Download Source Packages
Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.
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