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A Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-325-01) has been released for Slackware Linux 15.0 and current.

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-325-01)

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-325-01)

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-5.15.139/*: 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 5.15.116:
Fixed in 5.15.117:
Fixed in 5.15.118:
Fixed in 5.15.119:
Fixed in 5.15.121:
Fixed in 5.15.122:
Fixed in 5.15.123:
Fixed in 5.15.124:
Fixed in 5.15.125:
Fixed in 5.15.126:
Fixed in 5.15.128:
Fixed in 5.15.132:
Fixed in 5.15.133:
Fixed in 5.15.134:
Fixed in 5.15.135:
Fixed in 5.15.136:
Fixed in 5.15.137:
(* 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:
8211588a7ce1578ea991bd5362f7445e kernel-generic-5.15.139-i586-1.txz
64037b5079bfe0757445e074c7d3c7cb kernel-generic-smp-5.15.139_smp-i686-1.txz
1a500cf7afe8e155302ac974aafa44d1 kernel-headers-5.15.139_smp-x86-1.txz
ace5996456652d42f14a94c1ba36b4f1 kernel-huge-5.15.139-i586-1.txz
6069f8f4da9f93504af0298735dee9aa kernel-huge-smp-5.15.139_smp-i686-1.txz
984ad76bb952c3931e89210486466668 kernel-modules-5.15.139-i586-1.txz
d0dc77021b8169ed7365130bf221e454 kernel-modules-smp-5.15.139_smp-i686-1.txz
96ffc875c55cdecdcf4c52214007d443 kernel-source-5.15.139_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
c455659e37b122e22a4b53322f6a1795 kernel-generic-5.15.139-x86_64-1.txz
97657fcdbdf707709ba8ff24266ef28d kernel-headers-5.15.139-x86-1.txz
b02c2557d92e078e1fdc07eda2ebfcc9 kernel-huge-5.15.139-x86_64-1.txz
c97c06949033f62acb3e65b51963e2ea kernel-modules-5.15.139-x86_64-1.txz
711156b762cb7f2b231fe98a831569a4 kernel-source-5.15.139-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 5.15.139-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 5.15.139 | 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 5.15.139-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.139 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