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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] x11 (SSA:2007-066-02)
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 18:36:15 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  x11 (SSA:2007-066-02)

New x11 packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6101
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6102
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6103


Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
x/x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz:  Patched.
  This update fixes overflows in the dbe and render extensions.  This could
  possibly be exploited to overwrite parts of memory, possibly allowing
  malicious code to execute, or (more likely) causing X to crash.
  For information about some of the security fixes, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6101
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6102
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6103
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-6.8.2-i486-8_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 10.2 package:
f7f193b138303d0b04c72bd8b89d6947  x11-6.8.2-i486-8_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
1e5e912cf9133cdf8825906f908bec6a  x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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