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    Slackware: 2020-295-01: Slackware 14.2 kernel Security Update

    Date 21 Oct 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to fix security issues.
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    [slackware-security]  Slackware 14.2 kernel (SSA:2020-295-01)
    New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to fix security issues.
    Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
    patches/packages/linux-4.4.240/*:  Upgraded.
      These updates fix various bugs and security issues, including the recently
      discovered "Bleeding Tooth" vulnerability in the Bluetooth subsystem
      (CVE-2020-12351, CVE-2020-12352, and CVE-2020-24490).
      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:
        Fixed in 4.4.228:
        Fixed in 4.4.229:
        Fixed in 4.4.230:
        Fixed in 4.4.232:
        Fixed in 4.4.233:
        Fixed in 4.4.234:
        Fixed in 4.4.236:
        Fixed in 4.4.237:
        Fixed in 4.4.238:
        Fixed in 4.4.239:
        Fixed in 4.4.240:
      (* 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 14.2:
    Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.2:
    MD5 signatures:
    Slackware 14.2 packages:
    0a7620ed1e1692d6c6ca434b60dbc218  kernel-generic-4.4.240-i586-1.txz
    9861e28ee17cd98ff21689c5c5d09ee1  kernel-generic-smp-4.4.240_smp-i686-1.txz
    03666ab653e1c7cb2b2f897e037afaf8  kernel-headers-4.4.240_smp-x86-1.txz
    058cd8113857f8be0781c5e43ba63097  kernel-huge-4.4.240-i586-1.txz
    5ffe7684d472588f1846fd09b2cfcdda  kernel-huge-smp-4.4.240_smp-i686-1.txz
    97b426cef823657e74d561092c20554b  kernel-modules-4.4.240-i586-1.txz
    e0bdb4ef8775b602e004790cd8906e8b  kernel-modules-smp-4.4.240_smp-i686-1.txz
    f963b6c6368c2cbac183bfb357345bb3  kernel-source-4.4.240_smp-noarch-1.txz
    Slackware x86_64 14.2 packages:
    df45b76e795b8b109a4bcde065d939d4  kernel-generic-4.4.240-x86_64-1.txz
    be52a3502b93eaa2f194989926d2a29a  kernel-headers-4.4.240-x86-1.txz
    081c902dd81189303536f98fe7a3b743  kernel-huge-4.4.240-x86_64-1.txz
    b1234ce97e41841bfdede450896aa015  kernel-modules-4.4.240-x86_64-1.txz
    b0bc3466e914c594283de64e164eb615  kernel-source-4.4.240-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 4.4.240-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 4.4.240 | 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 4.4.240-smp version when running
    mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
    systems should always use 4.4.240 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.


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