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Multilib updates to go with new kernel

Hi folks! Slackware -current’s kernel has been updated to 2.6.37.3 (something many of you probably did not expect) as part of the large update leading to the first release candidate for Slackware 13.37. This newer kernel seems to work better on all the developers’ computers especially for X sessions.Also speakup (a kernel driver for speech […]

Another glibc multilib update

Barely a week has passed, and we have yet another local root hole in glibc that needed patching. The Slackware ChangeLog said it like this: a/glibc-solibs-2.12.1-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt. Patched “The GNU C library dynamic linker will dlopen arbitrary DSOs during setuid loads.” This security issue allows a local attacker to gain root by specifying an unsafe […]

New multilib glibc packages fix local root hole

New glibc packages for Slackware arrived on the mirrors last night. They close a serious local root hole. From the ChangeLog: Patched “dynamic linker expands $ORIGIN in setuid library search path”. This security issue allows a local attacker to gain root if they can create a hard link to a setuid root binary.  Thanks to […]

New multilib packages for 64-bit Slackware-current

As you may have noticed already, there are interesting updates in the Slackware ChangeLog.txt ! A new kernel, and new glibc plus gcc packages means there has to be an updated set of multilib packages too or else you bunch of hybrid lovers would be left out in the cold. Well actually there is an […]

New multilib gcc and glibc coming up for Slackware 13.1 RC1

Hi folks As the Slackware ChangeLog states: Fri May 14 19:37:13 UTC 2010 Good hello! We will call this update Slackware 13.1 RC1. With this, the kernel, compiler, and glibc versions are “golden”, and everything is pretty much ready to release. Last call for bug reports… I’m in the process of building the multilib versions […]