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

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-172-02)

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-172-02)

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-5.15.118/*: 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 5.15.93:
Fixed in 5.15.94:
Fixed in 5.15.95:
Fixed in 5.15.96:
Fixed in 5.15.99:
Fixed in 5.15.100:
Fixed in 5.15.104:
Fixed in 5.15.105:
Fixed in 5.15.106:
Fixed in 5.15.108:
Fixed in 5.15.109:
Fixed in 5.15.110:
Fixed in 5.15.111:
Fixed in 5.15.112:
Fixed in 5.15.113:
(* 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:
f44908aa59a4df8d091b02e94a2cb839 kernel-generic-5.15.118-i586-1.txz
6cd89b35f6dbe9ddd1d24b95b0ae8ac3 kernel-generic-smp-5.15.118_smp-i686-1.txz
1b68a4e8efba197068d4c4a5685b45d3 kernel-headers-5.15.118_smp-x86-1.txz
2847da9fd6fea3ed30e40b3e9f2ee934 kernel-huge-5.15.118-i586-1.txz
dc89ce1137fc6aa1711c54c5e8b1ebab kernel-huge-smp-5.15.118_smp-i686-1.txz
30d32f19aac5e253c1b5b2f131d79dce kernel-modules-5.15.118-i586-1.txz
58ecb7bcd6909858709a11c7fb52b7ef kernel-modules-smp-5.15.118_smp-i686-1.txz
587379b0d324056eb7e63e49699fea6b kernel-source-5.15.118_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
b4f8ca04f0c21b9f3ac1d5e119e7b7e9 kernel-generic-5.15.118-x86_64-1.txz
615f2a8dccafa6c2c94ff70edf54a02d kernel-headers-5.15.118-x86-1.txz
d73fb902e41a3d8b7e3fb07d906dc985 kernel-huge-5.15.118-x86_64-1.txz
8ce6abf0da9f70d227a727efe0a7e77f kernel-modules-5.15.118-x86_64-1.txz
34ce2ffd2d35aa79ef6300adc0fcc59a kernel-source-5.15.118-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 5.15.118-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 5.15.118 | 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 5.15.118-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.118 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.


Slackware Linux Security Team