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Package name kernel
Date February 5th, 2003
Advisory ID MDKSA-2003:014
Affected versions 9.0
Synopsis Updated kernel packages fix a number of bugs

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).

For instructions on how to update your kernel, please visit

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 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-




To upgrade your kernel, view the kernel update instructions. Kernels cannot be upgraded via MandrivaUpdate.


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

                rpm --checksig package.rpm

You can get the GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team to verify the GPG signature of each RPM.