Mandrake: 2.2.16 kernel update
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake Fix for recent capabilities security bug
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   Linux-Mandrake Security Update

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Package: kernel 

Affected versions: 7.1

Problem:

POSIX "Capabilities" have recently been implemented in the Linux
kernel. These "Capabilities" are an additional form of privilege
control to enable more specific control over what priviliged processes
can do. Capabilities are implemented as three (fairly large)
bitfields, which each bit representing a specific action a privileged
process can perform. By setting specific bits, the actions of
priviliged processes can be controlled -- access can be granted for
various functions only to the specific parts of a program that require
them. It is a security measure. 

Please upgrade to:

md5sum: c5331676f063807160ff44e221cbd81d  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 94b6ea108fd5436c7271ef5fc117553d  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-doc-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: b4e61a18465a1d452ef7768e3eb5bdc8  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-fb-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 69e05cea2853440c9914d71e6cea167f  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-headers-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 5c1463354cb8327d515cb0ba9453ffdc  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-linus-2.2.16-2mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 8735b139e0fc71f56d9a78d5f41a38da  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-pcmcia-cs-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 3fa45cb921549de64677fea83d0d47bc  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-secure-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 3aac015c1dd82951a3c4d5c8f694d2bb  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-smp-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 3dc16da65156c7cda785fe0a80e8e546  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-source-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: fb0aba2b890edb6a238b090760abdef2  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/kernel-utils-2.2.16-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: 20346b180246a4695145684f07a7a979  
source: 7.1/SRPMS/kernel-2.2.16-9mdk.src.rpm

md5sum: c158098babcbdc5a5235ded8adf5dc09  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/reiserfs-utils-2.2.16_3.5.19-9mdk.i586.rpm

md5sum: a22bd276a9f77ac16b87494b7880b3c3  
binary: 7.1/RPMS/alsa-2.2.16_0.5.7-9mdk.i586.rpm

Note: we give the md5 sum for each package. It lets you check the
integrity of the downloaded package by running the md5sum command on
the package ("md5sum package.rpm").