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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2022-129-01)
Date: Mon, 9 May 2022 14:58:04 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2022-129-01)

New kernel packages are available for Slackware 15.0 to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/linux-5.15.38/*:  Upgraded.
  These updates fix various bugs and 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 5.15.27:
    Fixed in 5.15.28:
    Fixed in 5.15.29:
    Fixed in 5.15.32:
    Fixed in 5.15.33:
    Fixed in 5.15.34:
    Fixed in 5.15.35:
    Fixed in 5.15.37:
  (* 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 15.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 packages:
03a369fdb3b671e842d0f827b125ee49  kernel-generic-5.15.38-i586-1.txz
5d3ba5a7cd96835f32f4cbfe320cb793  kernel-generic-smp-5.15.38_smp-i686-1.txz
ae1b1cd65c4f57458364bdcc7215af5d  kernel-headers-5.15.38_smp-x86-1.txz
e636240d456f26b062c43d2e1a8ba66c  kernel-huge-5.15.38-i586-1.txz
f958a42b87b3f518f481b6521c1e834c  kernel-huge-smp-5.15.38_smp-i686-1.txz
b361d0d7451a7b677e77d576e2a33241  kernel-modules-5.15.38-i586-1.txz
2e9e77cdf209636286f43628c8c41df8  kernel-modules-smp-5.15.38_smp-i686-1.txz
fe913660f7d80595332ffaa5ebb5be1f  kernel-source-5.15.38_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
ef20ea1b90e3a1e2e2607d97752d2a6d  kernel-generic-5.15.38-x86_64-1.txz
2d68048d011f6aa7b6757a81af093c72  kernel-headers-5.15.38-x86-1.txz
b3c532fd4e07f12f511305ac81e7b32d  kernel-huge-5.15.38-x86_64-1.txz
d70fb855dce6c9f1c22598beea11a690  kernel-modules-5.15.38-x86_64-1.txz
77d4774cf78e922637e0313696608d49  kernel-source-5.15.38-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 15.0):
# /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 5.15.38-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 15.0):
# /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 5.15.38 | 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 5.15.38-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.38 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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