kernel (SSA:2014-050-03)
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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[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.


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