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[SECURITY] Fedora Core 2 Update: kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2004-450
2004-11-22
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Product     : Fedora Core 2
Name        : kernel
Version     : 2.6.9                      
Release     : 1.6_FC2                  
Summary     : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

This update brings a rebase to 2.6.9, including various security
fixes incorporated into the upstream kernel, and also includes
Alan Cox's -ac patchset, which adds additional security fixes.

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* Thu Nov 18 2004 Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
- Drop 2.6.9 changes that broke megaraid. (#139723)
- Update to 2.6.9-ac10, fixing the SATA problems (#139674)
- Update the OOM-killer tamer to upstream.
- Implement an RCU scheme for the SELinux AVC
- Improve on the OOM-killer taming patch.
- device-mapper: Remove duplicate kfree in dm_register_target error path.
- Make SHA1 guard against misaligned accesses
- ASPM workaround for PCIe. (#123360)
- Hot-plug driver updates due to MSI change (#134290)
- Workaround for 80332 IOP hot-plug problem (#139041)
- ExpressCard hot-plug support for ICH6M (#131800)
- Fix boot crash on VIA systems (noted on x86-64)
- PPC64: Store correct backtracking info in ppc64 signal frames
- PPC64: Prevent HVSI from oopsing on hangup (#137912)
- Fix poor performance b/c of noncacheable mapping in 4g/4g (#130842)
- Fix PCI-X hotplug issues (#132852, #134290)
- Re-export force_sig() (#139503)
- Various fixes for more security issues from latest -ac patch.
- Fix d_find_alias brokenness (#137791)
- tg3: Fix fiber hw autoneg bounces (#138738)
- diskdump: Fix issue with NMI watchdog. (#138041)
- diskdump: Export disk_dump_state. (#138132)
- diskdump: Tickle NMI watchdog in diskdump_mdelay() (#138036)
- diskdump: Fix mem= for x86-64 (#138139)
- diskdump: Fix missing system_state setting. (#138130)
- diskdump: Fix diskdump completion message (#138028)
- Re-add aic host raid support.
- Take a few more export removal patches from 2.6.10rc
- SATA: Make AHCI work
- SATA: Core updates.
- S390: Fix Incorrect registers in core dumps. (#138206)
- S390: Fix up lcs device state. (#131167)
- S390: Fix possible qeth IP registration failure.
- S390: Support broadcast on z800/z900 HiperSockets
- S390: Allow FCP port to recover after aborted nameserver request.
- Flush error in pci_mmcfg_write (#129338)
- hugetlb_get_unmapped_area fix (#135364, #129525)
- Fix ia64 cyclone timer on ia64 (#137842, #136684)
- Fix ipv6 MTU calculation. (#130397)
- ACPI: Don't display messages about ACPI breakpoints. (#135856)
- Fix x86_64 copy_user_generic (#135655)
- lockd: remove hardcoded maximum NLM cookie length
- Fix SCSI bounce limit
- Disable polling mode on hotplug controllers in favour of interrupt driven. (#138737)


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This update can be downloaded from:
  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/

66ab5382ed9eec4982fc402d6ce4f9bf  SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.src.rpm
401f7fa645779cc90d496b646aeea273  x86_64/kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.x86_64.rpm
1c19136bce772dc221f6870ccfbbefa6  x86_64/kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.x86_64.rpm
0cd4b464f8ed4b69e4619d0c82f52d9e  x86_64/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.x86_64.rpm
7fcd816a030aad2cf1e6ab5b60202835  x86_64/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.noarch.rpm
db300bdf5e4a41c9652ce4b9ca4ff7fc  x86_64/kernel-doc-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.noarch.rpm
6342fa5a3f23a27be3b1cadf50d6cc65  i386/kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i586.rpm
2732787265b857fb428341dfd8d127e2  i386/kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i586.rpm
f8ebb80a0b184c000f81cd3dc177a5d4  i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i586.rpm
a143a0c9bd6ce972bd5019edb2317de1  i386/kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i686.rpm
bfcc2673b0cd246de0ef5f29173392ad  i386/kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i686.rpm
b96f00956a40ba467506d8fce61fea49  i386/debug/kernel-debuginfo-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.i686.rpm
7fcd816a030aad2cf1e6ab5b60202835  i386/kernel-sourcecode-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.noarch.rpm
db300bdf5e4a41c9652ce4b9ca4ff7fc  i386/kernel-doc-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.noarch.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  
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