Linux kernel security update

Linux kernel security update

28 Apr 2011


[security-announce] SUSE Security Announcement: Linux kernel (SUSE-SA:2011:020)](

SUSE Security Announcement

    Package:                kernel
    Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2011:020
    Date:                   Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:00:00 +0000
    Affected Products:      openSUSE 11.3

    Vulnerability Type:     remote denial of service


  1. Problem Description and Brief Discussion

    The openSUSE 11.3 kernel was updated to to fix various bugs
    and security issues.

    Following security issues have been fixed:

Both my main PC (w/nVidia GTX260 graphics card) and my wife’s PC (w/nVidia G210 graphics card) are still running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3. Plus my Dell Studio laptop (w/Radeon HD3450 graphics hardware) is running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3. My mother’s PC in Canada that I maintain remotely here from Europe (w/Radeon HD4200 graphics card) is running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3.

I updated all of those PCs to the kernel on openSUSE-11.3 with no problems.

On the two PCs with nVidia hardware I installed the proprietary 270.41.06 nvidia driver with no problem. On the Dell Studio laptop with the Radeon HD3450 I installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst-11.4 driver (fglrx) with no problem. I left my mother’s PC with the Radeon HD4200 graphics on the ‘radeon’ driver as I do not like to mess with proprietary driver installations when I am thousands of miles away and doing this all remotely with vnc. But my mother’s PC with the Radeon HD4200 is working fine with the open source “radeon” driver and the new kernel.

In all cases sound, graphics, and webcam worked fine. I did have to rebuild VirtualBox in all cases with the line below, but that is expected:

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup 

of course one has to update the support development kernel packages when updating the kernel (such as kernel-source) for that to work, but again, thats expected common knowledge.

The Intel WiFi 5300AGN wireless appears to work ok on my laptop after the kernel update (with our home WLAN), but I’ll find out for certain today on my business trip, when I need to take the laptop with me. Fortunately on THIS trip a wireless connection is not essential, so it won’t be critical if the kernel update breaks the wireless (that happened to me on 11.2 with a kernel update and this laptop and forced me to roll back the kernel).

On 05/04/2011 01:06 AM, forumsadmin wrote:
> 28 Apr 2011

this is pretty cool–a SIX day old notification is flashed to here
twice…in the same second…

i know: it is just a hiccup…

[openSUSE 11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Thunderbird3.1.8 via NNTP]
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