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[SECURITY] Fedora 11 Update: kernel-2.6.29.5-191.fc11



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-6768
2009-06-19 12:33:39
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Name        : kernel
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.6.29.5
Release     : 191.fc11
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
Summary     : The Linux kernel
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.

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Update Information:

Update to kernel 2.6.29.5:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.29.5    Includes DRM
modesetting bug fixes.    Adds driver for VIA SD/MMC controllers and full
support for the Nano processor in 64-bit mode.
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ChangeLog:

* Tue Jun 16 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> 2.6.29.5-191
- Copy latest version of the -mm streaming IO and executable pages patches from F-10
- Copy the saner-vm-settings patch from F-10:
    change writeback interval from 5,30 seconds to 3,10 seconds
- Comment out the null credentials debugging patch (bug #494067)
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> 2.6.29.5-190
- Two r8169 driver updates from 2.6.30
- Update via-sdmmc driver
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> 2.6.29.5-189
- New debug patch for bug #494067, now enabled for non-debug kernels too.
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> 2.6.29.5-188
- Avoid lockup on OOM with /dev/zero
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> 2.6.29.5-187
- Drop the disable of mwait on VIA Nano processor. The lockup bug is
  fixed by BIOS updates.
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Ben Skeggs <bskeggs redhat com> 2.6.29.5-186
- nouveau: Use VBIOS image from PRAMIN in preference to PROM (#492658)
* Tue Jun 16 2009 Dave Airlie <airlied redhat com> 2.6.29.5-185
- drm-connector-dpms-fix.patch - allow hw to dpms off
- drm-dont-frob-i2c.patch - don't play with i2c bits just do EDID
- drm-intel-tv-fix.patch - fixed intel tv after connector dpms
- drm-modesetting-radeon-fixes.patch - fix AGP issues (go faster) (otaylor)
- drm-radeon-fix-ring-commit.patch - fix stability on some radeons
- drm-radeon-new-pciids.patch - add rv770/790 support
- drm-intel-vmalloc.patch - fix vmalloc patch
* Mon Jun 15 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-184
- Get rid of the annoying parport sysctl registration warning (#503773)
  (linux-2.6-parport-quickfix-the-proc-registration-bug.patch)
* Mon Jun 15 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-183
- Linux 2.6.29.5
* Mon Jun 15 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-182.rc1
- Add support for touchpad on MacBook 5 (Unibody) (#504197)
* Mon Jun 15 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-181.rc1
- Fix reporting of short writes to the NFS client (#493500)
* Mon Jun 15 2009 John W. Linville <linville redhat com>
- neigh: fix state transition INCOMPLETE->FAILED via Netlink request
* Fri Jun 12 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-179.rc1
- VIA Nano / VX800 fixes
    Padlock 64-bit fixes
    Disable mwait on the Nano
    Add via-sdmmc driver
    Enable the VIA random number generator on 64-bit
- Enable the userspace ARP daemon (#502844)
* Wed Jun 10 2009 Ben Skeggs <bskeggs redhat com>
- drm-nouveau.patch: fill in modes derived from VBIOS tables better
* Tue Jun  9 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.5-177.rc1
- 2.6.29.5-rc1
- Reverted from stable, patch already in drm-next:
    drm-r128-fix-r128-ioremaps-to-use-ioremap_wc.patch
- Dropped patches, merged in -stable:
    hpet-fixes.patch
    keys-Handle-there-being-no-fallback-destination-key.patch
    kvm-Fix-PDPTR-reloading-on-CR4-writes.patch
    kvm-Make-paravirt-tlb-flush-also-reload-the-PAE-PDP.patch
    linux-2.6-ptrace-fix-possible-zombie-leak.patch
    linux-2.6-usb-cdc-acm-remove-low-latency-flag.patch
    linux-2.6-xen-xenbus_state_transition_when_not_connected.patch
    linux-2.6.29.5-ext4-stable-fixes.patch
* Tue Jun  9 2009 John W. Linville <linville tuxdriver com>
- Clean-up some wireless bits in config-generic
* Tue Jun  9 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-175
- Add ext4 stable patch queue, 18 patches submitted for 2.6.29.5
  (adds 10 patches that weren't already in F-11.)
* Tue Jun  9 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-174
- Add support for ACPI P-states on VIA processors.
- Disable the e_powersaver driver.
* Mon Jun  8 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-173
- Add linux-2.6-ptrace-fix-possible-zombie-leak.patch
  Fixes bug #481753, ptraced processes fail to deliver exit notification to parent
* Mon Jun  8 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-172
- Add linux-2.6-netdev-ehea-fix-circular-locking.patch (#498854)
* Mon Jun  8 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-171
- Add AT keyboard forced key release quirks for four more notebooks.
  (Fixes Samsung NC20/Q45, Fujitsu PA1510/Xi3650)
* Mon Jun  8 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-170
- Drop ALSA jiffies-based PCM boundary checking (#498858)
* Mon Jun  8 2009 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-169
- Add debug patch for finding null security credentials. (494067)
* Tue Jun  2 2009 Roland McGrath <roland redhat com> - 2.6.29.4-168
- utrace update (fixes stap PR10185)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #502981 - CVE-2009-1385 kernel: e1000_clean_rx_irq() denial of service
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502981
  [ 2 ] Bug #504726 - CVE-2009-1389 kernel: r8169: fix crash when large packets are received
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504726
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update kernel' at the command line.
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available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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