64-bit kernel

ID SSA-2010-265-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2010-09-22T13:27:24


New kernel packages are available for Slackware x86_64 13.1, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware64 13.1 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. This kernel has been patched to fix security problems on x86_64: 64-bit Compatibility Mode Stack Pointer Underflow (CVE-2010-3081). IA32 System Call Entry Point Vulnerability (CVE-2010-3301). These vulnerabilities allow local users to gain root privileges. For more information, see: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3081 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3301 ( Security fix ) patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301. ( Security fix ) patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301. ( Security fix ) patches/packages/linux- Rebuilt. Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301. ( Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 13.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/linux-

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-firmware- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-generic- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-huge- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-modules- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/d/kernel-headers- ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/k/kernel-source-

MD5 signatures:

Slackware x86_64 13.1 packages: 3acafe92c2cb76b96d4d92cd0f49bb2e patches/packages/linux- 7707cbdfb25b7ef9ece74d594e61933d patches/packages/linux- 983269e0d2f825f4d5737f705bdc2998 patches/packages/linux- 0eeb83c2362db0703753ee7bb9955edc patches/packages/linux- 3b00e0e1f7a5b935ca519e09ecf79f4a patches/packages/linux- 17f2f30749d4bcd55353f8c92f732104 patches/packages/linux-

Slackware x86_64 -current packages: 3acafe92c2cb76b96d4d92cd0f49bb2e a/kernel-firmware- 7707cbdfb25b7ef9ece74d594e61933d a/kernel-generic- 0eeb83c2362db0703753ee7bb9955edc a/kernel-huge- 3b00e0e1f7a5b935ca519e09ecf79f4a a/kernel-modules- 983269e0d2f825f4d5737f705bdc2998 d/kernel-headers- 17f2f30749d4bcd55353f8c92f732104 k/kernel-source-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root: > upgradepkg kernel-*txz

Then, make sure that LILO is configured to be using the correct kernel file, and reinstall LILO (run "lilo" as root).

NOTE FOR SPEAKUP: If you are using a Speakup kernel, you will need to copy the bzImage file from the kernels/speakup.s/ directory to your /boot directory. Rename bzImage to whatever filename LILO expects in /etc/lilo. Then, run "lilo".