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  Yet another Linux kernel problem
Linux Posted by Beat Rubischon on Friday July 23, @08:31AM
from the stable-but-buggy dept.
SuSE discovered a problem in the chown() system call of the Linux kernel. While all kernels of the 2.6 line are affected and should be upgraded, only kernels from the 2.4 line running the kernel-nfs-server could be exploited. The fixes are in 2.6.7 and 2.4.27-rc3.

We will reboot our servers during weekend and the workstations on monday morning.
Update (Sunday 12:00): all servers are now up to date!
Update (Monday 17:00): all workstations are now OK!

It's the second unfixed problem in the current stable kernel and we decided to upgrade to the latest release candidate. This will give a second reboot in the moment where 2.4.27 will be released - on the other hand, our policy demands to fix all problems as soon as possible.

The 2.6 line seems to get a new development model where no longer a developement version will be forked off. We are discussing about upgrading our workstations to this kernel to avoid waiting weeks or months until the maintainer Marcelo Tosatti releses a bugfixed version of the 2.4 kernel.

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