Version 2.4.37.3-ow1 of Openwall Linux kernel patch

Release Notes: Besides being an update to the 2.4.37.3 kernel release, this revision of the patch introduces an additional security hardening measure where the kernel would no longer allow the "personality" feature (which is needed to support some program binaries from other operating systems) to be abused to bypass the vm.mmap_min_addr restriction via SUID-root programs with a certain class of design errors in them.

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  •  18 Feb 2010 15:29

Release Notes: The patch has been updated to Linux 2.4.37.9. A post-2.4.37.9 upstream fix for FAT filesystems has been added. The FAQ has been updated.

  •  15 Nov 2009 21:05

Release Notes: The patch has been updated to Linux 2.4.37.7.

  •  25 Oct 2009 09:31

Release Notes: The patch has been updated to Linux 2.4.37.6. A fix for a typographical error in one of the information leak fixes included into 2.4.37.6 has been added.

  •  23 Aug 2009 12:57

Release Notes: Besides being an update to the 2.4.37.5 kernel release, this revision of the patch adds a fix for the sigaltstack local information leak affecting 64-bit kernel builds (CVE-2009-2847).

  •  03 Aug 2009 20:28

Release Notes: The patch has been updated to Linux 2.4.37.4, which integrates a replacement for the "personality" hardening measure introduced in 2.4.37.3-ow1.

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