Slackware-14.1 ChangeLog (2016-08-29)

Mon Aug 29 22:51:27 UTC 2016

  • patches/packages/linux-3.10.103/*
    A flaw was found in the implementation of the Linux kernels handling of
    networking challenge ack where an attacker is able to determine the shared
    counter. This may allow an attacker located on different subnet to inject
    or take over a TCP connection between a server and client without having to
    be a traditional Man In the Middle (MITM) style attack.
    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:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5389
    (* Security fix *)
  • news/2016/08/29/slackware-14.1-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi