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David Weinehall: Linux 2.0.40 aka "The Moss-covered Tortoise"

Feb 09, 2004, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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Umea, Sweden, 2004-02-08, 14:30 CET

Hereby I wish to announce Linux-kernel v2.0.40, aka "The Moss-covered Tortoise". This release fixes several remote information-leaks, a few local exploits, possible group descriptor corruption for ext2fs, a few network related issues, a few SUS/LSB compliance issues, and various other minor changes. A complete changelog can be found at the same places the kernel itself can be downloaded.

This upgrade is of medium urgency, and is a recommended upgrade if you experience problems. This kernel is only maintained, not developed, and hence, if you miss support for hardware/software or any feature, then you should consider upgrading to either the latest v2.4.xx kernel or the latest v2.6.xx kernel.

The kernel can be found at:

ftp ftp.xx.kernel.org (where xx is your country-code)

Complete tarballs (compressed with gz and bzip2 respectively):


As a patch to be applied on top of the v2.0.39 kernel-tree (compressed with gz and bzip2 respectively):


Note that some mirrors might not keep both compression-formats.

Regards: David Weinehall