Slackware: 2010-265-01: 64-bit kernel: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New kernel packages are available for Slackware x86_64 13.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  64-bit kernel (SSA:2010-265-01)

New kernel packages are available for Slackware x86_64 13.1, and -current to
fix security issues.


Here are the details from the Slackware64 13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-firmware-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-generic-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  This kernel has been patched to fix security problems on x86_64:
    64-bit Compatibility Mode Stack Pointer Underflow (CVE-2010-3081).
    IA32 System Call Entry Point Vulnerability (CVE-2010-3301).
  These vulnerabilities allow local users to gain root privileges.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3081
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3301
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-headers-2.6.33.4-x86-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-huge-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301.
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-modules-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-source-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301.
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernels/*:  Rebuilt.
  Patched for CVE-2010-3081 and CVE-2010-3301.
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-firmware-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-generic-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-huge-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/kernel-modules-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/d/kernel-headers-2.6.33.4-x86-2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/k/kernel-source-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware x86_64 13.1 packages:
3acafe92c2cb76b96d4d92cd0f49bb2e  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-firmware-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz
7707cbdfb25b7ef9ece74d594e61933d  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-generic-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
983269e0d2f825f4d5737f705bdc2998  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-headers-2.6.33.4-x86-2.txz
0eeb83c2362db0703753ee7bb9955edc  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-huge-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
3b00e0e1f7a5b935ca519e09ecf79f4a  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-modules-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
17f2f30749d4bcd55353f8c92f732104  patches/packages/linux-2.6.33.4-2/kernel-source-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
3acafe92c2cb76b96d4d92cd0f49bb2e  a/kernel-firmware-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz
7707cbdfb25b7ef9ece74d594e61933d  a/kernel-generic-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
0eeb83c2362db0703753ee7bb9955edc  a/kernel-huge-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
3b00e0e1f7a5b935ca519e09ecf79f4a  a/kernel-modules-2.6.33.4-x86_64-2.txz
983269e0d2f825f4d5737f705bdc2998  d/kernel-headers-2.6.33.4-x86-2.txz
17f2f30749d4bcd55353f8c92f732104  k/kernel-source-2.6.33.4-noarch-2.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg kernel-*txz

Then, make sure that LILO is configured to be using the correct kernel
file, and reinstall LILO (run "lilo" as root).


NOTE FOR SPEAKUP:
If you are using a Speakup kernel, you will need to copy the bzImage file from
the kernels/speakup.s/ directory to your /boot directory.  Rename bzImage to
whatever filename LILO expects in /etc/lilo.  Then, run "lilo".


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