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Security kernel for linux

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(Last modified: 11AUG2004)


solutions Security kernel for linux SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (fe5a9485f8749a56a46ddcb3b3e99181)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: k_deflt
k_numa
k_smp
kernel-source
Release: 20040811
Obsoletes: fd7439edfaf438291e447a92d933b2a3

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86_64 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/720607e9f5ab4b2feb95882433062944.html) for the signal queuing DoS with threaded applications, which could occasionaly leave zombie threads. A memory ocrruption bug with the audit code has 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 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 or
  • rpm -Fvh k_numa-*.rpm or
  • rpm -Fhv k_smp-*.rpm or
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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