Fedora Core 1 Update: kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl
Posted on: 07/02/2004 04:33 AM

An updated kernel package is available for Fedora Core 1

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 1
Name : kernel
Version : 2.4.22
Release : 1.2197.nptl
Summary : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Fedora Core Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc.

During an audit of the Linux kernel, SUSE discovered a flaw that allowed a user to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of files in certain circumstances. In the 2.4 kernel, as shipped with Fedora Core 1, the only way this could happen is through the kernel nfs server. A user on a system that mounted a remote file system from a vulnerable machine may be able to make unauthorized changes to the group ID of exported files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0497 to this issue. Only Fedora Core 1 systems that are configured to share file systems via NFS are affected by this issue.

Additionally, a number of issues were discovered with the Broadcom 5820 driver. Until such time that these get fixed, this driver has been disabled.

All Fedora Core 1 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.


* Thu Jul 01 2004 Dave Jones davej@redhat.com
- add patch to fix missing checks in fchown() (CAN-2004-0497)
- Drop Broadcom 5820 driver due to code quality concerns.

This update can be downloaded from:

9d303e5e6bda698672e3d9274630f86b SRPMS/kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.src.rpm
aa17fd9d6bf88cb20355eb45855c7026 x86_64/kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.x86_64.rpm
6f42217560a8c5718c5040c95470c7a8 x86_64/kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.x86_64.rpm
e19d0db68e3e15de06fa4c252f72950d x86_64/kernel-doc-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.x86_64.rpm
98dc01524f331c576bbb436480e4a8d3 x86_64/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.x86_64.rpm
84b55d061f75b21e5b837e0d211c23a9 x86_64/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.x86_64.rpm
d8f4bdcd2a5aef5e60f7714bff05dcf8 i386/kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i386.rpm
98a44c401959987426881aae30566dc2 i386/kernel-doc-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i386.rpm
da2e94a04b59edaa454947399cf889bf i386/kernel-BOOT-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i386.rpm
c3c750518bf104dcb178e792e2927161 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i386.rpm
48d8221d15eb2b2d09d13ecb3847bad5 i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i586.rpm
b857ebaa612ad48573ae9ee7c667f0fa i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i586.rpm
40499e136cdfbe4d58451daa39a81bab i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i586.rpm
431d3550413295808eefeffcd793ad52 i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i686.rpm
99d9da265e66d15741afcd1f44f98c54 i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i686.rpm
81f8631fbb8f822f129b3d14d53d8a38 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.i686.rpm
26cc9efb9f0ff9049e57c911488ec6ec i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.athlon.rpm
a6a63f1a26335dc6fa409b65f17dae0e i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.athlon.rpm
841fe8ee4aac6a664512e558fca7f857 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2197.nptl.athlon.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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