Multiple Security Updates

After a long hiatus, finally stable and current branches are now updated with some security fixes, mainly the Dirty COW exploit and last month's multiple XOrg security issues. It has been a long wait, but i'm sure it's worthed and since the fast release of 4.4.x kernel lately, Patrick wanted to make sure that it really fix the issue and not bringing other issues (Linux Kernel 4.4.30 has just been released to revert some changes in 4.4.29 by the way).

Here are the summary of security updates released today:
  • kernels: Upgraded to 3.2.83 for Slackware 14.0, 3.10.104 for Slackware 14.1 and 4.4.29 for Slackware 14.2
  • php: Upgraded to 5.6.27 for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and current
  • mariadb: Upgraded to 5.5.53 for Slackware 14.1, 10.0.28 for Slackware 14.2 and current
  • XOrg: Multiple update for libX11, libXfixes, libXi, libXrandr, libXrender, libXtst, libXv, libXvMC. Some packages in older release of Slackware are bumped due to changes in other packages in XOrg.
 In current, there are some packages that are upgraded as well:
  • grep: Upgraded to 2.26
  • gdb: Upgraded to 7.12
  • guile: Upgraded to 2.0.13
  • libcdio: Upgraded to 0.94
  • nmap: Upgraded to 7.30
  • xscreensaver: Upgraded to 5.36
  • mozilla: Upgraded to 49.0.2

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