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Slackware 13.37 Release Candidate 2

We have progressed to the second release candidate for the upcoming release of Slackware stable (version 13.37 no less). There is probably not going to be a lot of other updates before final release; the TODO list should be quite short now. The only one to know for sure is Pat Volkerding… I am only […]

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 […]