Security Fix: Kernel

All kernels in -Current as well as in -Stable has been upgraded to the latest version which has been patched to fix splice vulnerabilities that affected all kernel version from 2.6.17 and above. The -Current gets while the -Stable gets the patch for

Here's the changelog:
Mon Feb 11 17:47:58 CST 2008
Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.
All of these kernel upgrades fix yesterday's local root exploit.
The kernel headers did not change, so a glibc rebuild is not required.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
If you use lilo, don't forget to run it again after the upgrade.

Upgraded to Linux SMP gensmp.s (requires initrd) kernel.
(* Security fix *)

Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor huge.s (full-featured) kernel.
(* Security fix *)

Upgraded to Linux SMP hugesmp.s (full-featured) kernel.
(* Security fix *)

Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor kernel modules.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel modules.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel headers.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel source.
(* Security fix *)

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.23.16-i486-1.tgz: Rebuilt for kernels.

isolinux/initrd.img: Upgraded modules to

kernels/huge.s/*: Upgraded huge.s kernel to
(* Security fix *)

kernels/hugesmp.s/*: Upgraded hugesmp.s kernel to (SMP).
(* Security fix *)

kernels/speakup.s: Updated speakup.s kernel to
(* Security fix *)

extra/linux- Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.
(* Security fix *)

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Updated USB and PXE installers to modules.

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