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

slackware-security: Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-048-01)

[slackware-security] Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-048-01)

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 5.15.81:
Fixed in 5.15.82:
Fixed in 5.15.83:
Fixed in 5.15.84:
Fixed in 5.15.85:
Fixed in 5.15.86:
Fixed in 5.15.87:
Fixed in 5.15.88:
Fixed in 5.15.89:
Fixed in 5.15.90:
Fixed in 5.15.91:
(* 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:
09a2dee7bc0acd2c51f9bda0e527d939 kernel-generic-5.15.94-i586-1.txz
7cfba1a12d9873e19773862ec08a326a kernel-generic-smp-5.15.94_smp-i686-1.txz
7d92781ac28b26e639a01715868bf743 kernel-headers-5.15.94_smp-x86-1.txz
c2fa0456a7d6356503a522f5bce07b99 kernel-huge-5.15.94-i586-1.txz
12454c00fe068f733cfd0b98151d7c6f kernel-huge-smp-5.15.94_smp-i686-1.txz
c7f88278a84e3b51560911ad1d105370 kernel-modules-5.15.94-i586-1.txz
c9d4085ce1cbf14869b820d8267d6f7f kernel-modules-smp-5.15.94_smp-i686-1.txz
209e8286990650a43a96538420ca37f2 kernel-source-5.15.94_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
48e682a693e5ae282395073be4fc7a75 kernel-generic-5.15.94-x86_64-1.txz
acbc2d8a628bb554175cb33eb30e7b42 kernel-headers-5.15.94-x86-1.txz
b214ee6ed65c9846b2fdac4dea37bea5 kernel-huge-5.15.94-x86_64-1.txz
be5a272d628ebd198d05eb75c4d15321 kernel-modules-5.15.94-x86_64-1.txz
5322d656de22e3015ca6ea20ac7d3003 kernel-source-5.15.94-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 5.15.94-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 5.15.94 | 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 5.15.94-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.94 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.