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Redhat : Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3



Red Hat Network has determined that the following advisory is applicable to
one or more of the systems you have registered:

Complete information about this errata can be found at the following location:
     https://rhn.redhat.com/network/errata/errata_details.pxt?eid=2370

Bug Fix Advisory - RHBA-2004:433-17
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Summary:
Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3

Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and
maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3.  This is the third
regular update (Update 3).

Description:
The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

This is the third regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

New features introduced by this update include:

  - a disk dump facility (for the x86 and Itanium architectures)
  - no-execute (NX) page protection and the enabling of ExecShield,
    which is used to minimize potential vulnerability to buffer
    overflow exploits (for the x86, EM64T, and AMD64 architectures)
  - support for dynamic addition of SCSI host adapters
  - support for new IBM POWER5 systems
  - support for new I/O devices

There were many bug fixes in various parts of the kernel.  The ongoing
effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement in
the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Some key
areas affected by these fixes are disk and network drivers, USB and SATA
support, and the VM, NFS, SCSI, and auditing subsystems.  There was also
a major overhaul of SAL/MCA handling for Itanium (now integrated with a
new "salinfo" daemon), as well as a significant upgrade to the autofs4
subsystem, which is now fully supported.

The following device drivers have been upgraded to new versions: 
  
  aacraid ---- 1.1.5-2339
  aic79xx ---- 1.3.10-RH1
  b44 -------- 0.93
  cciss ------ 2.4.52.RH1
  e100 ------- 2.3.43-k1
  e1000 ------ 5.2.52-k3
  emulex ----- 7.0.3 (new in Update 3)
  fusion ----- 2.05.16 
  ipr -------- 1.0.4
  ips -------- 7.00.15 
  lvm -------- 2.4.26
  megaraid2 -- 2.10.6
  qla2x00 ---- 2.10.6-RH1
  qlogic ----- 7.00.03-RH1
  sx8 -------- 0.8-24.1 (new in Update 3)
  tg3 -------- 3.6RH
  z90crypt --- 1.2.1

(Note that the kernel-unsupported package contains drivers and other
modules that are unsupported and therefore might contain security
problems that have not been addressed.)

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their
kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures
and configurations as listed in this erratum.
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Taking Action
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You may address the issues outlined in this advisory in two ways:

     - select your server name by clicking on its name from the list
       available at the following location, and then schedule an
       errata update for it:
           https://rhn.redhat.com/network/systemlist/system_list.pxt

     - run the Update Agent on each affected server.


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Affected Systems List
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This Errata Advisory may apply to the systems listed below. If you know that
this errata does not apply to a system listed, it might be possible that the
package profile for that server is out of date. In that case you should run
'up2date -p' as root on the system in question to refresh your software profile.

There are 98 affected systems registered in 'Your RHN' (only systems for
which you have explicitly enabled Errata Alerts are shown).

Release   Arch       Profile Name
--------  --------   ------------
3AS       i686       durian.nac.uci.edu                      
3AS       i686       mas1.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       i686       br.nac.uci.edu                          
3WS       x86_64     m33.ps.uci.edu                          
3WS       i686       montana.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       hydra.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       i686       p02.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       i686       cons1.es.uci.edu                        
3AS       x86_64     mpc64.nacs.uci.edu                      
3AS       i686       sedna.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       athlon     a06.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       athlon     a16.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       i686       fedaykin.nac.uci.edu                    
3AS       i686       clarkii.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       shibtest.nac.uci.edu                    
3AS       i686       mothra.nac.uci.edu                      
3AS       i686       dagobah.acs.uci.edu                     
3AS       x86_64     narg.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       i686       iwtweb2.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       iwtweb1.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       nsp81.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       i686       nr2d2.nac.uci.edu                       
3WS       x86_64     bgcluster01                             
3WS       x86_64     bgcluster02                             
3WS       x86_64     bgcluster03                             
3AS       i686       nebraska.nac.uci.edu                    
3AS       i686       w2kdns2.nacs.uci.edu                    
3AS       i686       w2kdns.nacs.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       media.nacs.uci.edu                      
3AS       athlon     cyclop.nac.uci.edu                      
3AS       i686       network-stats-collector-1.nacs.uci.edu  
3AS       i686       nsp82.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       athlon     blee.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       i686       network-stats-collector-3.nacs.uci.edu  
3AS       i686       vesta.nac.uci.edu                       
3WS       i686       mae2.eng.uci.edu                        
3AS       i686       ist-linux2.nacs.uci.edu                 
3AS       i686       bounce2.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       i686       cpl-console.nac.uci.edu                 
3AS       x86_64     pxe.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       i686       consrv2.nac.uci.edu                     
3AS       athlon     nomad.nac.uci.edu                       
3WS       i686       compute5.bic.uci.edu                    
3WS       i686       compute6.bic.uci.edu                    
3AS       athlon     halfdome.nac.uci.edu                    
3AS       i686       p09.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       x86_64     slog.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       x86_64     sql1.es.uci.edu                         
3AS       i686       grad-ea-1.nacs.uci.edu                  
3WS       i686       node-xeon-3                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-4                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-5                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-6                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-7                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-8                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-9                             
3WS       i686       node-xeon-10                            
3WS       i686       node-xeon-11                            
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-1                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-2                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-3                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-4                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-5                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-6                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-7                          
3WS       athlon     node-opteron-8                          
3AS       x86_64     dcs.nac.uci.edu                         
3AS       athlon     a14.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       i686       seal.ps.uci.edu                         
3AS       i686       relay1.es.uci.edu                       
3AS       athlon     a17.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       athlon     a13.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       i686       node-xeon-2                             
3AS       i686       esmfgw.nac.uci.edu                      
3WS       i686       silico.acs.uci.edu                      
3AS       i686       bill.ps.uci.edu                         
3AS       i686       sushi.nac.uci.edu                       
3WS       i686       esmfsn03                                
3WS       i686       esmfsn05                                
3WS       i686       esmfsn01                                
3AS       i686       dhcp2.reshsg.uci.edu                    
3WS       i686       esmft2                                  
3AS       athlon     carmel.nac.uci.edu                      
3AS       athlon     a08.es.uci.edu                          
3WS       i686       faust.ics.uci.edu                       
3WS       i686       trillian.ics.uci.edu                    
3WS       i686       dent.ics.uci.edu                        
3WS       i686       vogon.ics.uci.edu                       
3WS       i686       ford.ics.uci.edu                        
3AS       athlon     a11.es.uci.edu                          
3AS       x86_64     iwt01.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       x86_64     iwt03.nac.uci.edu                       
3AS       athlon     ffiler.es.uci.edu                       
3AS       athlon     rama.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       athlon     tw1.ps.uci.edu                          
3AS       athlon     tw2.biomol.uci.edu                      
3WS       i686       pong.nac.uci.edu                        
3AS       x86_64     iwt02.nac.uci.edu                       


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