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Family: SuSE Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

SUSE-SA:2005:010: kernel Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:010 (kernel).

The previous kernel security update for the SUSE Linux 9.1
and the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 based products caused
problems with the NVidia driver for users with NVidia graphics cards.

Stricter checking in the memory management functions in the kernel
caused the kernel to hang as soon as the X Window System was started.
This bug happens to all users who installed the NVidia driver via YOU
and therefore still used the 1.0-5336 version of the NVidia driver.

This updates fixes this problem,

Users who don't use the NVidia driver or use a later version of the
driver are not affected and do not need to update.

To install the update on an affected/broken system, boot the SUSE Linux
9.1 system into run level 3 (by supplying '3' as command line argument on
the boot prompt), then log in as root and run the text mode version
of the YaST Online Update.

('yast online_update')

Follow the instructions in the curses interface and install this
kernel update.

No other fixes are included in this update.

Solution :
Threat Level: Medium

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