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A kernel security update has been released for Slackware Linux 15.0.

slackware-security: Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2022-333-01)

[slackware-security] Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2022-333-01)

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-5.15.80/*: 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 5.15.63:
Fixed in 5.15.64:
Fixed in 5.15.65:
Fixed in 5.15.66:
Fixed in 5.15.68:
Fixed in 5.15.70:
Fixed in 5.15.72:
Fixed in 5.15.73:
Fixed in 5.15.74:
Fixed in 5.15.75:
Fixed in 5.15.77:
Fixed in 5.15.78:
Fixed in 5.15.80:
(* 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
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Updated packages for Slackware 15.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 packages:
b2f77a57540668f5b6f43220e7cb570e kernel-generic-5.15.80-i586-1.txz
9db5d881a86b3078fee0129601b0d38b kernel-generic-smp-5.15.80_smp-i686-1.txz
e5cb2079ea90fdac4cd5634e1b0c404a kernel-headers-5.15.80_smp-x86-1.txz
f8f8dba8632644a6adc6d6d37872d9b8 kernel-huge-5.15.80-i586-1.txz
5247a51009b316ab3e740af9deac644d kernel-huge-smp-5.15.80_smp-i686-1.txz
5ef51925119954c46a6ab2ad4b73d5f6 kernel-modules-5.15.80-i586-1.txz
664f392763d1fa36288a22fdef728b24 kernel-modules-smp-5.15.80_smp-i686-1.txz
609d4ad296b2b1bba14d1afb46de61ba kernel-source-5.15.80_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
f2a80afb7b5d3dedafb9a308ca4c6cef kernel-generic-5.15.80-x86_64-1.txz
d5ba89c905ef386e922951525c75720e kernel-headers-5.15.80-x86-1.txz
164206dd025c1944d4d4ccfcf72a8cf2 kernel-huge-5.15.80-x86_64-1.txz
619222efd62135d1193b222cbd645a3d kernel-modules-5.15.80-x86_64-1.txz
8ba197539ca561c1aaba9f55ae01ed86 kernel-source-5.15.80-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 5.15.80-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 5.15.80 | 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 5.15.80-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.80 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.