Slackware64-14.2 ChangeLog (2018-07-27)

Fri Jul 27 21:01:22 UTC 2018

  • patches/packages/linux-4.4.144/*
    This kernel update enables additional mitigations for spectre_v2 (IBPB and
    IBRS_FW). It also enables reporting on the Speculative Store Bypass
    vulnerability (aka GPZ Variant 4) which affects Intel processors and must
    be patched with a microcode update.
    To see the status of CPU vulnerability mitigations on your system, look at
    the files in: /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities
    In addition, these kernels enable SMB2. Here's the complete list of kernel
    config changes from the previous 4.4.132:
    -X86_DEBUG_STATIC_CPU_HAS n
    CIFS_SMB2 n → y
    +CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE y
    +CIFS_SMB311 n
    +X86_FAST_FEATURE_TESTS y
    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:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-3639
    (* Security fix *)
  • news/2018/07/27/slackware64-14.2-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 16 months ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi