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Bindestreck 02-11-2014 06:13 AM

When will at least Linux 3.10.29 be released on Slackware stable due to security
 
As topic,

There are many security fixes as in this root exploit: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q1/187, which was fixed in Linux 3.10.29...

Should it not be considered to release a newer linux kernel soon to Slackware 14.1?

wildwizard 02-11-2014 06:21 AM

Not required due to an accident :-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5108933

Bindestreck 02-11-2014 06:23 AM

mancha says:

"On the other hand, the recent high-profile x32 ABI vulnerability that can be leveraged to gain root privileges (CVE-2014-0038)
does affect Slackware 14.1/current on 64-bit platforms."

guanx 02-11-2014 07:26 AM

There will be no difference if you build Linux 3.10.29 by yourself. Just have a look under "slackware-14.1/source/k/".

Bindestreck 02-11-2014 12:03 PM

Well I understand, I did not mean to sound arrogant or something, just curious why not upgrading the kernel due to that kind of vulnerable security issue, is it because of lack of time, too much effort to rebuild the kernel or some other reason?

Peace!

(I have upgraded the kernel to 3.13.2 by now due to improved SSD support ...)

metaschima 02-11-2014 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 5115433)

Keep reading and you'll see that it can be exploited.

I believe that the fix will be released at some point. However, it doesn't affect me because I run a custom kernel and it is the latest LTS kernel.

dugan 02-11-2014 01:10 PM

My advice would be to ask Pat directly.


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