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Security update for kernel

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(Last modified: 11AUG2004)


solutions Security update for kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e4a19d8464b57b96f78dbc386f036d28)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries

Package: kernel-iseries64
kernel-ppc64
kernel-source
Release: 20040811
Obsoletes: 14e276cf7aa2eabf6d9bd4cec315c388

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on PPC architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a problem of the earlier fix "Security update for Linux kernel" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/14e276cf7aa2eabf6d9bd4cec315c388.html) for the signal queuing DoS with threaded applications, which could occasionaly leave zombie threads. A memory ocrruption bug with the audit code has also been fixed.

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.
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 kernel-iseries64*.rpm for the 64 bit iSeries kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv kernel-ppc64*.rpm for the 64 bit PPC kernel image
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
mk_initrd lilo
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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