ID SSA-2014-050-03
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2014-02-19T20:29:09


New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.1 (64-bit) to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware64 14.1 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/linux-3.10.17-2/: These are new kernels that fix CVE-2014-0038, a bug that can allow local users to gain a root shell. Be sure to reinstall LILO (run "lilo" as root) after upgrading the kernel packages, or on UEFI systems, copy the appropriate kernel to /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/vmlinuz). For more information, see: ( Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware x86_64 14.1 packages: 0ac63878bb367d8565118fec3e41285b kernel-generic-3.10.17-x86_64-2.txz c53abd0c97637816f18a6552e1a652a9 kernel-headers-3.10.17-x86-2.txz fa203294f13daf77aa636180e36ffad4 kernel-huge-3.10.17-x86_64-2.txz ce914034336a11cf7d87e588a12ae9e4 kernel-modules-3.10.17-x86_64-2.txz 1fd28066bde78aa0fe558ac172ab4e22 kernel-source-3.10.17-noarch-2.txz

Installation instructions:

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

Then, run "lilo" to reinstall the boot loader.

If there are no errors from LILO, reboot the system to begin using the new kernel.