Kernel whoops in BackTrack 4

The latest Linux Kernel ‘sock_sendpage()’ NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability did not spare BackTrack 4 either.  We’ve taken this opportunity to upgrade the BackTrack 4 kernel and include the required security patch.


The patched kernel source and image can be downloaded here :

BackTrack 4 Kernel Image (
BackTrack 4 Kernel Source (
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The repositories will be updated soon, to include additional drivers compiled against this kernel.

Once we are done with testing, a complete upgrade howto will be posted, hang in there!