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Re: [opensuse-security] Kernel Update for 11.1
  • From: Ruediger Oertel <ro@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:24:09 +0100
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On Wednesday 10 February 2010 03:28:07 Ruediger Oertel wrote:
On Tuesday 09 February 2010 21:42:04 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Friday, 2010-01-15 at 19:51 +0100, Togan Muftuoglu wrote:
Josh More wrote:
Have you run chkrootkit and rkhunter? Have you verified the rpm that
uname is in with rpm -qV?


toganm@mobile:~/Pictures/2008-08-26> rpm -qV coreutils
....L... /bin/uname

toganm@mobile:~/Pictures/2008-08-26> l /bin/uname
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Dec 17 20:41 /bin/uname ->
toganm@mobile:~/Pictures/2008-08-26> rpm -qf
/usr/lib/build/helper/ post-build-checks-1.0-53.12.1

Removing uname link and reinstalling coreutils solved the problem

Wow! What's that script? WHy does it change the system uname?

well, the package it belongs to clearly says not to install it to a running
it's meant for the build-environment only (and it even removes the uname hack
on uninstall).

Wow! What's that script? WHy does it change the system uname?
ah, forgot to mention: the purpose of that script:

Being able to build somewhat broken sources for kernel modules that
use uname(1) to get the version of the kernel to compile for
(mainly think of some popular graphics drivers, but not limited to these ...)

with kind regards (mit freundlichem Grinsen),
Ruediger Oertel (ro@xxxxxxxxxx,ro@xxxxxxx,bugfinder@xxxxxxxxxxx)
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