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Fedora Linux Advisory: kernel

Dec 03, 2003, 12:56 (2 Talkback[s])

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Fedora Security Update Notification
Name : kernel
Version : 2.4.22
Release : 1.2129.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 Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc.

The kernel shipped with Fedora Core 1 was vulnerable to a bug in the error return on a concurrent fork() with threaded exit() which could be exploited by a user level program to crash the kernel.

In addition to this bug fix, the changelog below details various other non security fixes that have been added.

  • Mon Dec 01 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • sys_tgkill wasn't enabled on IA32.
  • Sun Nov 30 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Process scheduler fix.
      When doing sync wakeups we must not skip the notification of other cpus if the task is not on this runqueue.
  • Wed Nov 26 2003 Justin M. Forbes <>
    • Merge required ia32 syscalls for AMD64
    • [f]truncate64 for 32bit code fix
  • Mon Nov 24 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Fix power-off on shutdown with ACPI.
    • Add missing part of recent cmpci fix
    • Drop CONFIG_NR_CPUS patch which was problematic.
    • Fold futex-fix into main futex patch.
    • Fix TG3 tqueue initialisation.
    • Various NPTL fixes.
  • Fri Nov 14 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Drop netfilter change which proved to be bad upstream.
  • Thu Nov 13 2003 Justin M. Forbes <>
    • Fix NForce3 DMA and ATA133 on AMD64
  • Wed Nov 12 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Fix syscall definitions on AMD64
  • Tue Nov 11 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Fix Intel 440GX Interrupt routing.
    • Fix waitqueue leak in cmpci driver.
  • Mon Nov 10 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Kill noisy warnings in the DRM modules.
    • Merge munged upstream patch for various AMD64 fixes.
  • Mon Nov 03 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Further cleanups related to AMD64 build.
  • Fri Oct 31 2003 Dave Jones <>
    • Make AMD64 build.

This update can be downloaded from:

b2ca2e65c14ba3a32bbae6b11e368033 SRPMS/kernel-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.src.rpm
30c673e9bd3470d2323fad69ba064a59 i386/kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i386.rpm
ea3ca9fce1003aa1c03396501fe8e8e4 i386/kernel-doc-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i386.rpm
90bbab66acb77dbfe6e2ae91fca5f4c8 i386/kernel-BOOT-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i386.rpm
a9ebdfdfd8d19a72decf1b8d5549996b i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i386.rpm
d088887cfc2894539051ec7708ef7c9e i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i586.rpm
43edf191d8dd0713964ee922e85179a4 i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i586.rpm
ee7850054d3f2b3f72a7d262a398ad87 i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i686.rpm
a023b71cda6252a168c69a05e894e988 i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i686.rpm
7c23798f7d4d3852cf395a23169e99df i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.i686.rpm
a81da54e2c360f336e35135b5b3fedb9 i386/kernel-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.athlon.rpm
230fedc801524652681a23cfd6aad8a4 i386/kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.athlon.rpm
7f461087fa103bef89c14057413e0c1d i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.athlon.rpm

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