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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] kernel (SSA:2017-258-02)
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:17:20 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  kernel (SSA:2017-258-02)

New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.1, 14.2, and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/linux-4.4.88/*:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes the security vulnerability known as "BlueBorne".
  The native Bluetooth stack in the Linux Kernel (BlueZ), starting at
  Linux kernel version 3.3-rc1 is vulnerable to a stack overflow in
  the processing of L2CAP configuration responses resulting in remote
  code execution in kernel space.
  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:
  (* 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 14.1:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated packages for Slackware 14.2:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.1 packages:
5dc7b2058c14f01a17595cd374fc516a  kernel-generic-3.10.107-i486-2.txz
4b85215f43427662a5aeae4f901e3ce5  kernel-generic-smp-3.10.107_smp-i686-2.txz
61da0098796c273e8d2e430a16d63567  kernel-headers-3.10.107_smp-x86-2.txz
32905795bfcb581569f5f3530c280052  kernel-huge-3.10.107-i486-2.txz
b5713abf49bbf3ac47b789ab8ca6b4b8  kernel-huge-smp-3.10.107_smp-i686-2.txz
e51dd6bb24404cc0ab468d68f7fcafb2  kernel-modules-3.10.107-i486-2.txz
bde3a57da890dc6d662ed76065539474  kernel-modules-smp-3.10.107_smp-i686-2.txz
747da6a4b44a53584dfe018f14ac0bcf  kernel-source-3.10.107_smp-noarch-2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 packages:
ea7d675af2f2b02d498e2723f3d0c30b  kernel-generic-3.10.107-x86_64-2.txz
1a5f183a32db2968e0063d987ea2e90c  kernel-headers-3.10.107-x86-2.txz
376c83ed81203dc30404b5656069d271  kernel-huge-3.10.107-x86_64-2.txz
ecc276ef85dd9d8eb643d33e1203c418  kernel-modules-3.10.107-x86_64-2.txz
fce4a64e08b0230322a1241e7fd30f96  kernel-source-3.10.107-noarch-2.txz

Slackware 14.2 packages:
75d6214d28107e508e6ef2f8d5e2ad30  kernel-firmware-20170914git-noarch-1.txz
3e856cef8cca5e7b2806f61ddd329d22  kernel-generic-4.4.88-i586-1.txz
9034af0d6747a997fb428a0f0c4123cf  kernel-generic-smp-4.4.88_smp-i686-1.txz
bda60a4fcae355168d3cb2b69a893ed6  kernel-headers-4.4.88_smp-x86-1.txz
3bf54f060154f74547a41b9a9968b456  kernel-huge-4.4.88-i586-1.txz
0fc421100e420baff2f5db50e6eea3a9  kernel-huge-smp-4.4.88_smp-i686-1.txz
9237db6bd8c841140e10e3dd73e4df72  kernel-modules-4.4.88-i586-1.txz
da6e3ba08df2214bdccc83cf92ebf5bc  kernel-modules-smp-4.4.88_smp-i686-1.txz
91a0cbfe5867a923e6a1a3c10e17dca9  kernel-source-4.4.88_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 packages:
75d6214d28107e508e6ef2f8d5e2ad30  kernel-firmware-20170914git-noarch-1.txz
4a1f785aa4499d0e537ec1aff1a3a37c  kernel-generic-4.4.88-x86_64-1.txz
6d0573da1b03d145bc1a2a5dd0bc1be7  kernel-headers-4.4.88-x86-1.txz
d749ce7b95738b3ccef35d889884cee5  kernel-huge-4.4.88-x86_64-1.txz
1b301c30bc17c566cfa039be37cba7e0  kernel-modules-4.4.88-x86_64-1.txz
dd10e43d0c9d988527f950cbd180642d  kernel-source-4.4.88-noarch-1.txz

Slackware -current packages:
75d6214d28107e508e6ef2f8d5e2ad30  a/kernel-firmware-20170914git-noarch-1.txz
24da1061e64d9db55a8a51ff17c1788b  a/kernel-generic-4.9.50-i586-1.txz
b7251929658e143d332285c9dfaebbbe  a/kernel-generic-smp-4.9.50_smp-i686-1.txz
78b5db6e7390c2308b12fa7f30e39a4c  a/kernel-huge-4.9.50-i586-1.txz
beb8bfa38068b5e41ca8d31454d4a709  a/kernel-huge-smp-4.9.50_smp-i686-1.txz
5c56e0aae9071e2b86fc35079948792e  a/kernel-modules-4.9.50-i586-1.txz
0f7609c7fe1d4547d4d69444a20894a8  a/kernel-modules-smp-4.9.50_smp-i686-1.txz
2bbef0e2a7655778a905a8dcc1bf185d  d/kernel-headers-4.9.50_smp-x86-1.txz
30cb739f15575f2e3a26f565e56f81b7  k/kernel-source-4.9.50_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
75d6214d28107e508e6ef2f8d5e2ad30  a/kernel-firmware-20170914git-noarch-1.txz
a65db2c7c50f977bf206318c6ba4ac22  a/kernel-generic-4.9.50-x86_64-1.txz
9408c26be2842103fd1da305ef0bee87  a/kernel-huge-4.9.50-x86_64-1.txz
14791a8c2a25727b55813472495c3eae  a/kernel-modules-4.9.50-x86_64-1.txz
46b6c5bf8bd922e1f240660283673194  d/kernel-headers-4.9.50-x86-1.txz
960814ca43da32e02b9822f9d3dfd048  k/kernel-source-4.9.50-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 4.4.88-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 4.4.88 | 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 4.4.88-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator.  Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 4.4.88 as the version.

If you are using lilo to boot the machine, you'll need to ensure that the
machine is properly prepared before rebooting. Be sure that the image= line
references the correct kernel file and then run "lilo" as root to reinstall
the boot loader.


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