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Re: [suse-security] kernel security hole?
  • From: Eduard Avetisyan <dich_ed@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 10:25:22 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <20030320182522.84398.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Roman,

> > patch to his kernel and happily go ahead, but I guess it's
> > rather expected that SuSE provides a patched kernel rpms
> > combined with usual official security notice... Or am I
wrong?
>
> You might be, yes. The complete and correct fix is not there
> yet. We're working on it, but be sure we won't publish any
kernels that
> we would have to correct a week or so later again.
That is certainly appreciated!

> The next announcement in the queue has a temporary workaround
> in section 2).
Hope it'll include an answer to Bob Vicker's question as well:

> It has been suggested that a workround is to set
> /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to /any/bogus/file
>
> Could a kind expert summarise in layman's terms what
functionality
> you lose by doing this on a running system that has been up
for a while
> (so most of the needed modules are already loaded)?

Thanks for the answer,
Eduard

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