Slackware 14.2 kernel

ID SSA-2018-142-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2018-05-22T23:37:00


New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to fix a regression in the getsockopt() function and to fix two denial-of-service security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/linux-4.4.132/: Upgraded. This kernel upgrade is being provided primarily to fix a regression in the getsockopt() function, but it also contains fixes for two denial-of-service security issues. 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. If you use elilo to boot your machine, you should run eliloconfig to copy the kernel and initrd to the EFI System Partition. For more information, see: ( Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated packages for Slackware 14.2:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.2 packages: 4ff85b42f4f7587deefcb84ce14c9461 kernel-firmware-20180518_2a9b2cf-noarch-1.txz 566064dfcb36625c610a6b0e55855a41 kernel-generic-4.4.132-i586-1.txz b92dc964c1756631c46005070047ac60 kernel-generic-smp-4.4.132_smp-i686-1.txz 5895d6a019ff0ce3da4bdb661b722b6b kernel-headers-4.4.132_smp-x86-1.txz 36a7a69c61c50d76de322c9b3fd23bcd kernel-huge-4.4.132-i586-1.txz f53fef4887719b6688b639c96fc5e2af kernel-huge-smp-4.4.132_smp-i686-1.txz 750d2a9bef5c7541927c9771a5bca8fd kernel-modules-4.4.132-i586-1.txz 47717aecee869d4328799ede9a58a8b8 kernel-modules-smp-4.4.132_smp-i686-1.txz 61b6014daedfc3959ec3c05811619545 kernel-source-4.4.132_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 packages: 4ff85b42f4f7587deefcb84ce14c9461 kernel-firmware-20180518_2a9b2cf-noarch-1.txz 0dfe6a39b86d1a261b4be59c8fe4be6a kernel-generic-4.4.132-x86_64-1.txz f0154ba85c2414df180ca5807f489518 kernel-headers-4.4.132-x86-1.txz c602c39608615e542f7a729f47296c23 kernel-huge-4.4.132-x86_64-1.txz 073d1cef1df2762916478f7008be7adc kernel-modules-4.4.132-x86_64-1.txz e32b5fd02a085b1ece9fb7d98c55f396 kernel-source-4.4.132-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 4.4.132-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 4.4.132 | 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 4.4.132-smp version when running mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit systems should always use 4.4.132 as the version.

If you are using lilo or elilo to boot the machine, you'll need to ensure that the machine is properly prepared before rebooting.

If using LILO: By default, lilo.conf contains an image= line that references a symlink that always points to the correct kernel. No editing should be required unless your machine uses a custom lilo.conf. If that is the case, be sure that the image= line references the correct kernel file. Either way, you'll need to run "lilo" as root to reinstall the boot loader.

If using elilo: Ensure that the /boot/vmlinuz symlink is pointing to the kernel you wish to use, and then run eliloconfig to update the EFI System Partition.