Article ID: 119966, created on Feb 3, 2014, last review on May 5, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0

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Synopsis:          A new Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 kernel update
                   addressing security and stability issues.
Product:           Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
Keywords:          'bugfix' 'stability' 'security'

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This document provides information on the new Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0
kernel, version 2.6.32-042stab084.20.

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CONTENTS

1. About This Update
2. Update Description
3. Obtaining the New Kernel

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1. ABOUT THIS UPDATE

The current update for the Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 kernel provides a
new kernel based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 kernel
(2.6.32-358.23.2.el6). The updated kernel includes a number of security and
stability fixes.

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2. UPDATE DESCRIPTION

This update includes the following fixes and improvements:

* Kernel crashes due to intensive use of conntracks inside a Container. Kernel
  memory corruption caused by races in conntrack initialization and incorrect
  freeing, which is triggered by a very specific load from inside Containers
  with conntracks enabled. (PCLIN-32278, PCLIN-31920, PCLIN-32220, OVZ# 2851)

* Fusion-io's ioMemory Virtual Storage Layer driver kernel module (iomemory-vsl)
  failed to compile due to hardcoded size of kernel struct file_operations.
  (PCLIN-32299)

* A race condition on relocation of blocks in ploop code could lead to a kernel
  panic. (PSBM-23905)

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3. OBTAINING THE NEW KERNEL

You can download and install this kernel update using the vzup2date utility
included in the Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.0 distribution set.

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