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HistoryFeb 03, 2010 - 12:00 a.m.

kernel security and bug fix update


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  • fix skb alignment that was causing sendto() to fail with EFAULT
    (Olaf Kirch) [orabug 6845794]
  • fix enomem due to larger mtu size page alloc (Zach Brown) [orabug 5486128]
  • backout patch sysrq-b that queues upto keventd thread (Guru Anbalagane)
    [orabug 6125546]
  • netrx/netpoll race avoidance (Tina Yang) [orabug 6143381]
  • [XEN] Fix elf_core_dump (Tina Yang) [orabug 6995928]
  • use lfence instead of cpuid instruction to implement memory barriers
    (Herbert van den Bergh) [orabug 7452412]
  • add netpoll support to xen netfront (Tina Yang) [orabz 7261]
  • [xen] execshield: fix endless GPF fault loop (Stephen Tweedie)
    [orabug 7175395]
  • [xen]: port el5u2 patch that allows 64-bit PVHVM guest to boot with 32-bit
    dom0 [orabug 7452107] xenstore
  • [mm] update shrink_zone patch to allow 100% swap utilization (John Sobecki,
    Chris Mason, Chuck Anderson, Dave McCracken) [orabug 7566319,6086839]
  • [kernel] backport report_lost_ticks patch from EL5.2 (John Sobecki)
    [orabug 6110605]
  • [xen] fix for hung JVM thread after #GPF [orabug 7916406] (Chuck Anderson)
  • port EL5U3 patch to adjust totalhigh_pages in the balloon driver
    [orabug 8300888]
  • check to see if hypervisor supports memory reservation change (Chuck Anderson)
  • [XEN] use hypercall to fixmap pte updates (Mukesh Rathor) [orabug 8433329]
  • [XEN] Extend physical mask to 40bit for machine above 64G [orabug 8312526]
  • fix oops in nlmclnt_mark_reclaim (Trond Myklebust) [orabug 8568878]
  • [x86_64] Allowed machine_reboot running on boot_cpu (Joe Jin) [orabug 8425237]
  • FP register state is corrupted during the handling a SIGSEGV (Chuck Anderson)
    [orabug 7708133]
  • [x86_64]: fix x86_64 largesmp kernel reboot hang (Joe Jin) [orabug bug9126592]
  • [nfs]: fix file attribute caching (Chuck Lever, Herbert van den Bergh)
    [orabug 8449921]
  • [mm] revert patch #2042 (John Sobecki) [orabug 8895251]
    -improved rx length check for r8169 (Neil Horman) [556406 550911]
    -isdn: hfc_usb: fix read buffer overflow in collect_rx_frame() (Danny Feng) [539436 539437] {CVE-2009-4005}
    -megaraid_sas: fix dbg_lvl and poll_mode_io file permissions in sysfs (Danny Feng) [537310 537311] {CVE-2009-3889 CVE-2009-3939}
    -hfs: fix a potential buffer overflow (Amerigo Wang) [540738 540739] {CVE-2009-4020}
    -gdth: prevent negative offsets in ioctl (Amerigo Wang) [539418 539419] {CVE-2009-3080}
    -ptrace: ptrace_detach can leak a zombie (Oleg Nesterov) [555869 539506]
    -strace: strace hangs when the mt tracee does coredump (Oleg Nesterov) [555869 539506]