Saturday, October 19, 2013

Kernel and Security Update: hplip

Patrick bumped the default kernel stock to the latest 3.10.x branch releases: 3.10.17. This will surely be the final update to the kernel as we are getting closer to the final release. I'm really glad that Patrick decided to take 3.10.x branch as the default kernel stock. It has matured in terms of compatibility with other proprietary drivers; it's also considered as a LTS kernel, so that it will be supported for a couple of years by Greg.

Other update is hplip which is now bumped to 3.13.10 that should fixed Insecure Polkit use (CVE-2013-4325). This update are propagated back to Slackware 12.2.