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The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
This is a followup to the SSA:2009-230-01 advisory noting some
errata. The generic SMP kernel update for Slackware 12.2 was built
using the .config for a huge kernel, not a generic one. The kernel
previously published as kernel-generic-smp and in the gemsmp.s
directory works and is secure, but is larger than it needs to be. It
has been replaced in the Slackware 12.2 patches with a generic SMP
kernel. A new svgalib_helper package (compiled for a 126.96.36.199 kernel)
was added to the Slackware 12.2 /patches. An error was noticed in the
SSA:2009-230-01 advisory concerning the packages for Slackware
-current 32-bit. The http links given refer to packages with a -1
build version. The actual packages have a build number of -2.
See also :
Update the affected kernel-generic-smp, kernel-modules-smp and / or
Risk factor :
Family: Slackware Local Security Checks
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