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Slackware alert SSA:2014-050-03 (kernel)

From:  Slackware Security Team <>
Subject:  [slackware-security] kernel (SSA:2014-050-03)
Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:29:09 -0800 (PST)
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [slackware-security] kernel (SSA:2014-050-03) 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. +-----+ Slackware Linux Security Team +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | To leave the slackware-security mailing list: | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Send an email to with this text in the body of | | the email message: | | | | unsubscribe slackware-security | | | | You will get a confirmation message back containing instructions to | | complete the process. Please do not reply to this email address. | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iEYEARECAAYFAlMFhF0ACgkQakRjwEAQIjNXOwCfaQYZ/ttrPHFKhi3QINJSVCi1 QM4An0+uKcWxa023hIR6ryfZmdrxvcF5 =jxzT -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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