Slackware 12.2 : kernel [updated] (SSA:2009-231-01)
High Nessus Plugin ID 40623
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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 220.127.116.11 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel-generic-smp, kernel-modules-smp and / or kernel-source packages.