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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: linux-kernel-i386, linux-kernel-alpha

Aug 14, 2003, 20:54 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 358-4 Matt Zimmerman
August 13th, 2003

Package : linux-kernel-i386, linux-kernel-alpha

This advisory provides a correction to the previous kernel updates, which contained an error introduced in kernel-source-2.4.18 version 2.4.18-10. This error could result in a kernel "oops" under certain circumstances involving POSIX locks and multithreaded programs.

For the stable distribution (woody) on the i386 architecture, this problem has been fixed in kernel-source-2.4.18 version 2.4.18-13, kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf version 2.4.18-5woody4, and kernel-image-2.4.18-1-i386 version 2.4.18-11.

For the stable distribution (woody) on the alpha architecture, this problem has been fixed in kernel-source-2.4.18 version 2.4.18-13 and kernel-image-2.4.18-1-alpha version 2.4.18-10.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in kernel-source-2.4.20 version 2.4.20-7.

We recommend that you update your kernel packages.

If you are using the kernel installed by the installation system when the "bf24" option is selected (for a 2.4.x kernel), you should install the kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 package. If you installed a different kernel-image package after installation, you should install the corresponding 2.4.18-1 kernel. You may use the table below as a guide.

| If "uname -r" shows: | Install this package:

| 2.4.18-bf2.4 | kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4
| 2.4.18-386 | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-386
| 2.4.18-586tsc | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-586tsc
| 2.4.18-686 | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686
| 2.4.18-686-smp | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686-smp
| 2.4.18-k6 | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-k6
| 2.4.18-k7 | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-k7

NOTE: that this kernel is binary compatible with the previous kernel security updates, but not binary compatible with the corresponding kernel included in Debian 3.0r1. If you have not already applied the previous security update (kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 version 2.4.18-5woody1 or any of the 2.4.18-1-* kernels), then any custom modules will need to be rebuilt in order to work with the new kernel. New PCMCIA modules are provided for all of the above kernels.

NOTE: A system reboot will be required immediately after the upgrade in order to replace the running kernel. Remember to read carefully and follow the instructions given during the kernel upgrade process.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
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Size/MD5 checksum: 69701 01893cf83ce365ce9d149c48aad5c4fb
Size/MD5 checksum: 874 fd6016646413699527f2bd92b97c27bf
Size/MD5 checksum: 24151 31b559520b81e580cc6b8356d662417b

Architecture independent components:
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Size/MD5 checksum: 23886478 b3e50b8313c93d06cec058d6daecd32e

Intel IA-32 architecture:
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Size/MD5 checksum: 3489652 ca72c5d39f40db35a16bb0bb8e60e93e
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Size/MD5 checksum: 8797522 8ba95c7330e02ab60379bb81ef93b4b1
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Size/MD5 checksum: 8863096 c4cb4b2b04298cb11e1e84bc54d0649c
Size/MD5 checksum: 228246 9d7f9e9bf6fa6d587b7bb20db0353f5c
Size/MD5 checksum: 227784 c32bdcf2afbd288a706739a3d62d801d
Size/MD5 checksum: 227246 7b2314445633627f41abf8c7225e174a
Size/MD5 checksum: 230890 2cb9020c466b5060586af74891a96724
Size/MD5 checksum: 226876 212ad6114bce72a5583b525eda135ab4
Size/MD5 checksum: 230158 f612244cf007da73705acd321e2804d2

Alpha architecture:
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Size/MD5 checksum: 12425880 459d277c533fa19ce78bb3dc02cef36e
Size/MD5 checksum: 12799764 454388dbca3f95c864075771066941c8

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>