Re: [Forum] kernel

From: Morten Liebach <morten@hotpost.dk>
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 11:52:01 CEST

On 14, Oct, 2001 at 11:37:07AM +0200, Mads Toftum wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 11:35:47AM +0200, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> >
> > Jeg kører kernel-2.4.12 uden problemer... SVJV er den et bugfix til den
> > noget uheldige 2.4.11, derfor den korte tid imellem udgivelserne.
> >
> Yeps.
>
> "
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
> To: Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Subject: Uhhuh.. 2.4.12
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 01:04:49 -0700 (PDT)
>
>
> 2.4.11 had a fix for a symlink DoS attack, but sadly that fix broke the
> creation of files through a dangling symlink rather badly (it caused the
> inode to be created in the very same inode as the symlink, with unhappy
> end results).
>
> Happily nobody uses that particular horror - or _almost_ nobody does. It
> looks like at least the SuSE installer (yast2) does, which causes a nasty
> unkillable inode as /dev/mouse if you use yast2 on 2.4.11.

Det skal lige siges at SuSE 7.3 kommer med en 2.4.10 kernel, så man skal
altså bare lade være med at opgradere til 2.4.11 ...

Mvh.
                Morten

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