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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] Slackware 14.2 kernel (SSA:2019-202-01)
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:08:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  Slackware 14.2 kernel (SSA:2019-202-01)

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-4.4.182/*:  Upgraded.
  These updates fix various bugs and many minor security issues.
  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 4.4.183:
    Fixed in 4.4.185:
    Fixed in 4.4.186:
  (* 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:
01138ebc336b6e6d692697570bb32920  kernel-firmware-20190717_bf13a71-noarch-1.txz
d7e0b9ffdc4265b45d4de39d49d52616  kernel-generic-4.4.186-i586-1.txz
c1131f8dd16f7113cc8b1e14c402a9b7  kernel-generic-smp-4.4.186_smp-i686-1.txz
ca4630c4ee7056c51f3262152bfb9213  kernel-headers-4.4.186_smp-x86-1.txz
61b95e68756fe9741ddbdc52f397fe49  kernel-huge-4.4.186-i586-1.txz
ff981138513726a502d57f9e2aecad36  kernel-huge-smp-4.4.186_smp-i686-1.txz
ca8f6fb5fc378d16e5afcee31dd032dc  kernel-modules-4.4.186-i586-1.txz
25fc2f1280f1a706705ef4535f4efd1c  kernel-modules-smp-4.4.186_smp-i686-1.txz
2d299723d6f910df1e8c21d18070b9ef  kernel-source-4.4.186_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 packages:
01138ebc336b6e6d692697570bb32920  kernel-firmware-20190717_bf13a71-noarch-1.txz
80caffb238022225afe93b957fecbff2  kernel-generic-4.4.186-x86_64-1.txz
f72e4543e3489d18604f33a901e04551  kernel-headers-4.4.186-x86-1.txz
0765db332a94cfedcacd987871903e56  kernel-huge-4.4.186-x86_64-1.txz
8d565a7b223b9444731796e6147116eb  kernel-modules-4.4.186-x86_64-1.txz
0254fdbb4430362ea373b47584d8eb30  kernel-source-4.4.186-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 4.4.186-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 4.4.186 | 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 4.4.186-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 4.4.186 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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