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Kernel update - FC2

This update rebases the kernel to match the upstream 2.6.10 release, and adds a number of security fixes by means of adding the latest -ac patch.

  • Vendor: Fedora
  • Vendor ID: FEDORA-2005-014
  • Date: January 10, 2005

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : kernel
Version : 2.6.10
Release : 1.8_FC2
Summary : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

This update rebases the kernel to match the upstream 2.6.10 release,
and adds a number of security fixes by means of adding the latest -ac patch.

Paul Starzetz from found a problem in the binary format loaders uselib()
function that could lead to potential priveledge escalation.

Brad Spengler found several problems.
- An integer overflow in the random poolsize sysctl handler.
- SCSI ioctl integer overflow and information leak.
- RLIMIT_MEMLOCK bypass and unprivileged user DoS.

Coverity Inc. found a number of bugs with their automated source checker
in coda, xfs, network bridging, rose network protocol, and the sdla wan driver.


* Sat Jan 08 2005 Dave Jones
- Periodic slab debug is incompatable with pagealloc debug.
Disable the latter.
- Update to 2.6.10-ac8

* Fri Jan 07 2005 Dave Jones
- Bump up to -ac7
- Another new card reader.

* Thu Jan 06 2005 Dave Jones
- Rebase to 2.6.10-ac5

* Tue Jan 04 2005 Dave Jones
- Rebase to 2.6.10-ac4
- Add periodic slab debug checker.

* Mon Jan 03 2005 Dave Jones
- Drop patch which meant we needed a newer gcc. (#144035)
- Rebase to 2.6.10-ac2
- Enable SL82C104 IDE driver as built-in on PPC64 (#131033)

This update can be downloaded from:

2567737b275271fdfe07a945bfcf589c SRPMS/kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.src.rpm
ba0e3dd4951b16604367c6b89ed28259 x86_64/kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.x86_64.rpm
f65bd59399f26e0acfe9959778b7e5c1 x86_64/kernel-smp-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.x86_64.rpm
05938f7dd41af2f123c3708875799b92 x86_64/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.x86_64.rpm
d7483c386856100b92e7b74815fd440c x86_64/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.noarch.rpm
2a11a413fde60aa1e56629f1475b732c x86_64/kernel-doc-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.noarch.rpm
e27242948960d9599769d71fec2a3456 i386/kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i586.rpm
c27dedd762701392a71d26fc682d9e32 i386/kernel-smp-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i586.rpm
05645feaa5c84a21fd7a795e7d5afd2c i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i586.rpm
ac41f896f312dfd23654ed073e91f090 i386/kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i686.rpm
ee41150aeab7e2242245dfd49e22138e i386/kernel-smp-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i686.rpm
e731c190eba0e65a1ba401ec9d8db14e i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.i686.rpm
d7483c386856100b92e7b74815fd440c i386/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.noarch.rpm
2a11a413fde60aa1e56629f1475b732c i386/kernel-doc-2.6.10-1.8_FC2.noarch.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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