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Old 02-11-2014, 06:13 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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Not required due to an accident :-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5108933
 
Old 02-11-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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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."

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
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There will be no difference if you build Linux 3.10.29 by yourself. Just have a look under "slackware-14.1/source/k/".
 
Old 02-11-2014, 12:03 PM   #5
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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 ...)
 
Old 02-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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My advice would be to ask Pat directly.
 
  


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