Slackware 14.0 kernel

ID SSA-2017-184-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2017-07-03T16:10:01


New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.0 to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/linux-3.2.90/: Upgraded. This kernel fixes security issues (including "Stack Clash"). The issues may result in denial-of-service conditions or may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Be sure to upgrade your initrd after upgrading the kernel packages. If you use lilo to boot your machine, be sure lilo.conf points to the correct kernel and initrd and run lilo as root to update the bootloader. For more information, see: ( Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated packages for Slackware 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 packages: 70df9be1b86779b3cc8cb52153bcfa84 kernel-generic-3.2.90-i586-1.txz 490eca2bc1b902928db2ea27034875c5 kernel-generic-smp-3.2.90_smp-i686-1.txz 2e3abf6947d3ee498479a5c537f146a8 kernel-headers-3.2.90_smp-x86-1.txz 3772fb2dcd8bde3e7aefdccc52786db9 kernel-huge-3.2.90-i586-1.txz e9822b8634ce67b45e966ab6c921441c kernel-huge-smp-3.2.90_smp-i686-1.txz 86ff0c0eb55130e78ed930f0c047c815 kernel-modules-3.2.90-i586-1.txz 30a1a39bd010ef4ca7dcb0677f03c96c kernel-modules-smp-3.2.90_smp-i686-1.txz a0ff0db6d253eb638583bea6f8e767eb kernel-source-3.2.90_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 packages: 40a114d1e988d8f1e17f7a8093ac05d0 kernel-generic-3.2.90-x86_64-1.txz 6996ae73c43375b42c0d88c8af82a57e kernel-headers-3.2.90-x86-1.txz 62bc6f0a5d15baac4e980669e31dd938 kernel-huge-3.2.90-x86_64-1.txz 5ef252a764f9f0bec37cc3dea0e1baa8 kernel-modules-3.2.90-x86_64-1.txz 24fb56c90034af5718ee46adb8bff8ff kernel-source-3.2.90-noarch-1.txz

Installation instructions:

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

If you are using an initrd, you'll need to rebuild it.

For a 32-bit SMP machine, use this command (substitute the appropriate kernel version if you are not running Slackware 14.2): > /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 3.2.90-smp | bash

For a 64-bit machine, or a 32-bit uniprocessor machine, use this command (substitute the appropriate kernel version if you are not running Slackware 14.2): > /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 3.2.90 | bash

Please note that "uniprocessor" has to do with the kernel you are running, not with the CPU. Most systems should run the SMP kernel (if they can) regardless of the number of cores the CPU has. If you aren't sure which kernel you are running, run "uname -a". If you see SMP there, you are running the SMP kernel and should use the 3.2.90-smp version when running mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit systems should always use 3.2.90 as the version.

If you are using lilo to boot the machine, you'll need to ensure that the machine is properly prepared before rebooting. Be sure that the image= line references the correct kernel file and then run "lilo" as root to reinstall the boot loader.