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Bug Fix Advisory Updated kernel resolves 32-bit address space issue on AMD64

Advisory: RHBA-2003:308-12
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-12-02
Last updated on: 2003-12-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0961

Details

Updated kernel packages are now available that allow 32-bit
compatibility-mode applications to utilize a larger address space on the
AMD64 architecture.

[Updated 01 Dec 2003]
Note: This errata also fixed a bug in the do_brk() function, which has now
been found to have security consequences: allowing a local attacker to gain
root privileges (CAN-2003-0961). There is no change to the packages
associated with this advisory.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

The initial release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 kernel for the AMD64
architecture limited the amount of virtual address space available to
applications compiled on a 32-bit (x86) architecture to an unnecessary
degree. A side effect of this restriction was that some applications
with large address space requirements might execute successfully on an
x86-based platform, but might not run on an AMD64-based platform.

These updated kernel packages significantly raise this address space limit.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 542c8ade71d6508923624685f2b71720
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 78ea2690a597377f4eaeecb39c49421f
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d314f0192a4835233e0e24597cc9baf4
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 229f172086e341f22fece78b571e25d2
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2aa903ecbe19c3d4b1b7cf44e2f56389
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 56ecb42ab501a5ad301e391663acbed2
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: b77cd40c2c29fd8aff95d4cbc142e8b4
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 511e1f287582702e1d0129329e2d2e45
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1ab8b2beb3c7f34e596a4ddcf79497a5
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fbca6c542585bf6607b5de06f26d5b1
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3a9d1fb3b375497c9aebe0b5be95f029
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8a88766beff8c64c63360f9cb30b98e9
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3fa8d494281423442935141f78ba9fbf
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 89aae6613a0a9e204df5e254fe22bfe5
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 560f8e25acf6ce6986ffe03040f6acfe
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c86bd8aad598e23c73403f69b2bc791a
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 36cd82f9ddb371aff62cabe16ddd9663
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7103c6f533a02c7a9aeee039ddd7318c
 
PPC:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 227e059096e114a6e6ccac49c6eae94e
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2f8c0ff0bdef177022563755f35b5575
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 58f9301d3e7c16211362706582ab1e6a
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e916ecaef6d657dfa331549ac53ded7e
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64iseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7583850023c0c283859977d077342b9e
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ppc64pseries.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d0397e2e8b66cf625ffc744a4b80aed5
 
s390:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 817fc341b1e5916c58e7fcd1460d9e95
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7e4dd3b7cfe9ded81991e2703d945287
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: e1108580cdfd4ccb349579a4db97d6a3
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3eaa1cb8e6f44363227b241bc154c1a3
 
s390x:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3e6cf19f68163a0b7cd1c8e0d5fa7701
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: eb7d673085912112cd9f6ffa009d0962
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ae90403015219fac58abfffbb3ee32cf
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 66772367359f45d32d574190612beebe
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1e0a58f88bb3dcfbc97be38e74a0754e
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: b564253c7b637bf039b1442dc9dd1d55
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1821864225ebb29a76f6c1a6a0847dba
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ba3fadb5d416f0180bdb513f6be653c3
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 140110daccc8ae73920441e39da11477
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 836966eb67a0d537a2e2ac678c950240
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 542c8ade71d6508923624685f2b71720
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 78ea2690a597377f4eaeecb39c49421f
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d314f0192a4835233e0e24597cc9baf4
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 229f172086e341f22fece78b571e25d2
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2aa903ecbe19c3d4b1b7cf44e2f56389
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 56ecb42ab501a5ad301e391663acbed2
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: b77cd40c2c29fd8aff95d4cbc142e8b4
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 511e1f287582702e1d0129329e2d2e45
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1ab8b2beb3c7f34e596a4ddcf79497a5
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fbca6c542585bf6607b5de06f26d5b1
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3a9d1fb3b375497c9aebe0b5be95f029
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8a88766beff8c64c63360f9cb30b98e9
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3fa8d494281423442935141f78ba9fbf
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 89aae6613a0a9e204df5e254fe22bfe5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 542c8ade71d6508923624685f2b71720
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 78ea2690a597377f4eaeecb39c49421f
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: d314f0192a4835233e0e24597cc9baf4
kernel-BOOT-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 229f172086e341f22fece78b571e25d2
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 2aa903ecbe19c3d4b1b7cf44e2f56389
kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 56ecb42ab501a5ad301e391663acbed2
kernel-hugemem-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: b77cd40c2c29fd8aff95d4cbc142e8b4
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 511e1f287582702e1d0129329e2d2e45
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1ab8b2beb3c7f34e596a4ddcf79497a5
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 9fbca6c542585bf6607b5de06f26d5b1
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3a9d1fb3b375497c9aebe0b5be95f029
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 8a88766beff8c64c63360f9cb30b98e9
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 3fa8d494281423442935141f78ba9fbf
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 89aae6613a0a9e204df5e254fe22bfe5
 
IA-64:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 560f8e25acf6ce6986ffe03040f6acfe
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: c86bd8aad598e23c73403f69b2bc791a
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 36cd82f9ddb371aff62cabe16ddd9663
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 7103c6f533a02c7a9aeee039ddd7318c
 
x86_64:
kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1e0a58f88bb3dcfbc97be38e74a0754e
kernel-doc-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: b564253c7b637bf039b1442dc9dd1d55
kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 1821864225ebb29a76f6c1a6a0847dba
kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: ba3fadb5d416f0180bdb513f6be653c3
kernel-source-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 140110daccc8ae73920441e39da11477
kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1550
    MD5: 836966eb67a0d537a2e2ac678c950240
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

106785 - amd64 has siginificant bug in 32 bit emulation


References


Keywords

32-bit, amd64, kernel


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