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Release Notes: This release includes the new package system tool called 'cpfos'. Many package updates were made.

  •  06 Jul 2007 17:54

Release Notes: This is primarily a package update for the 1.6.6-snapshot release. It includes gcc 4.2, glibc 2.5 and kernel (this time with the ne2k_pci network driver).

Release Notes: Different packages were updated. The documentation package now includes HTML files instead of a PDF file. This release also includes permission fixes in the binutils package and a kernel.

  •  11 Apr 2007 19:47

Release Notes: A lot of work has been done with the packages, and there are many new updates available. Kernel based features are the update and support of eCryptfs. This release contains security updates for CVE-2007-1536.

Release Notes: Glibc is now patched with the ctermid() patch. The Linux kernel was updated to Other packages were updated, including netcat (nc), OpenBSD-inetd, dnsmasq, gradm, iptables, rkhunter, openssh, openldap, nmap, and the tcpip package. sysklogd now also uses the Debian package source (but with ssp and -pie) and is compiled for 2.6.x kernels now. This release also includes security updates for gnupg, tcpdump, clamav, openldap, and spamassasin.

Release Notes: This release includes a new alpha version package called aaa_hl_pdfdoc that includes the PDF documentation of Hardened Linux. The kernel was also updated from to, including the latest grsec kernel patch. All 'universe' packages were removed from the ISO, and will be available with slackpkg in coming releases. Some unnecessary packages have been removed, and some existing ones upgraded. The default install size is only 474 MB; the full install needs around 500 MB.

Release Notes: This release includes a kernel. PaX is now configured to use SEGMEXEC. The Compiler was upgraded from gcc-3.4.4 to gcc-4.1.1. Some new tools (nano, amavisd-new, and CUPS) were added. There is a new package category called "universe" including packages not really needed by a security distribution like HL. Some tools were updated, and some were fixed and patched to compile with gcc-4.1.1.

Release Notes: This is the first release with a 2.6.x kernel ( It adds new packages, including snort and (in extra/) clamav, quagga (routing software), and havp (an anti-virus proxy). Some package updates are available, including the new aide version 0.13 and a security-fixed gnupg version. More of the included libraries are now compiled with ssp.

Release Notes: This release contains some new packages like rkhunter, arpwatch, and kerberos. The hardened Linux hardening scripts (hlhs) include many new features, and some other packages are updated. This release also includes security updates for some packages.

Release Notes: This release comes with a new installer, lots of security enchanced and stack smashing protected packages (including some new ones like OpenVPN, OpenLDAP, and aide), a better kernel configuration, the new "Hardened Linux Hardening Scripts" (HLHS), and lots of detail changes and bugfixes.


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