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Slackware has released fixd kernel update packages

Slackware has released fixd kernel update packages

Posted Feb 12, 2008 19:18 UTC (Tue) by juhl (subscriber, #33245)
Parent article: vmsplice(): the making of a local root exploit

For those of you running Slackware. The ChangeLog for Slackware-current shows that there are now updated kernel packages, that fix this problem, available.

Mon Feb 11 17:47:58 CST 2008
       Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.
       All of these kernel upgrades fix yesterday's local root exploit.
       The kernel headers did not change, so a glibc rebuild is not required.
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
       If you use lilo, don't forget to run it again after the upgrade.

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