Users login

Create an account »


Users login

Home » Hacking News » MDKSA-2003:014 - Updated kernel packages fix a number of bugs

MDKSA-2003:014 - Updated kernel packages fix a number of bugs

by Nikola Strahija on February 5th, 2003 An updated kernel for 9.0 is available with a number of bug fixes.

Package name: kernel
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:014
Date: February 5th, 2003

Affected versions: 9.0

Problem Description:

An updated kernel for 9.0 is available with a number of bug fixes.
Supermount has been completely overhauled and should be solid on all
systems. Other fixes include XFS with high memory, a netfilter fix,
a fix for Sony VAIO DMI, i845 should now work with UDMA, and new
support for VIA C3 is included. Prism24 has been updated so it now
works properly on HP laptops and a new ACPI is included, although it is
disabled by default for broader compatibility.

This also fixes a security problem that allows non-root users to freeze
the kernel, and a fix for a vulnerability in O_DIRECT handling that can
create a limited information leak where any user on the system with
write privilege to the file system from previously deleted files. This
also allows users to create minor file system corruption (this can
easily be repaired by fsck).


Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
ed3a07724f3b510d3d57fe35fc601e78 9.0/RPMS/kernel-
8b5b1721639ff0f137650fed781b2061 9.0/RPMS/kernel-BOOT-
db575a265fb967568af320072132ac50 9.0/RPMS/kernel-doc-2.4.19-24mdk.i586.rpm
998177a07d674e2ca94c9cdcf3ee2ef4 9.0/RPMS/kernel-enterprise-
da5d2a2cbada7b6db04468eadcf94979 9.0/RPMS/kernel-secure-
33543e3392b9afda0f663d880a733614 9.0/RPMS/kernel-smp-
cba769d4bdec28c862b1c84498106f2d 9.0/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.19-24mdk.i586.rpm
8b446dc9c29a72a34fa3e63d2ca3ae8c 9.0/SRPMS/kernel-

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate. The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm". A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:

rpm --checksig

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Newsletter signup

Signup to our monthly newsletter and stay in touch with IT news!

Free E-books

We've got ebooks! But they're not online. :( Please give us a few days to bring downloads back.


Have something to say or just wanna drop us a line? Please keep this in mind: to spam, we reply with spam.

Contact us »