Kernel 2.4.12 stable

Zupelnie nieoczekiwanie pojawila sie juz 12 stabilna wersja kernela z rodziny 2.4.x. Jest ona wynikiem bledu popelnionego przy latce na ataki DoS poprzez linki symboliczne. Blad ow, wystepuje np. w yast2 (instalatorze SuSE). Co więcej…..

zostały dodane rownież inne drobne poprawki:

– Greg KH: USB update (fix UHCI timeouts, serial unplug)
– Christoph Rohland: shmem locking fixes
– Al Viro: more mount cleanup
– LT: fix bad interaction with link_count handling
– David Miller: Sparc updates, net cleanup
– Tim Waugh: parport update
– Jeff Garzik: net driver updates

….które są do konca dzialaja (parport update)
Ponizsze listy powinny wam odrobine naswietlic sytuacje.

List 1
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 01:04:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linus Torvalds
To: Kernel Mailing List
Subject: Uhhuh.. 2.4.12

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.

(„debugfs -w rootdev” + „rm /dev/mouse” will remove it, although I suspect there are other less drastic methods too if your fsck doesn’t seem to notice anything wrong with it. Only one report of this actually happening so far).

So I made a 2.4.12, and renamed away the sorry excuse for a kernel that 2.4.11 was.


List 2:

From: (Linus Torvalds)
Subject: Re: Uhhuh.. 2.4.12
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 08:30:52 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Transmeta Corporation

In article ,
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>So I made a 2.4.12, and renamed away the sorry excuse for a kernel that
>2.4.11 was.
> – Tim Waugh: parport update

.. which is broken.

Not a good week.

On the other hand, the good news is that I’ll open 2.5.x RSN, just
because Alan is so much better at maintaining things 😉