Slackware: 2014-050-03: kernel: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.1 (64-bit) to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[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:
  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
  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