From: Slackware Security Team <email@example.com>|
Subject: Updated Lynx package for Slackware 7.0 & -current
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 14:05:03 -0700 (PDT)
A new Lynx package is available in the Slackware-current tree. Users of
Slackware 7.0 and -current are urged to upgrade to this version. Versions
of Lynx prior to 2.8.3pre.5 contained numerous security holes which could
permit a malicious server to execute arbitrary code on the user's system.
This version was heavily audited by the Lynx team before release.
lynx 2.8.3rel1 AVAILABLE - (n1/lynx.tgz)
Major security holes removed, better string handling code. Slackware
7.0 and -current users should download the following updated package
Here are the md5sums and checksums for the new package:
4062658962 788916 n1/lynx.tgz
Separate patches will not be produced for the /patches directory in the
Slackware 7.0 distribution tree. Users of Slackware 7.0 can download the
necessary packages from the Slackware-current tree and run upgradepkg to
It's generally a good idea to bring your system into runlevel 1 when doing
package upgrades, just to minimize error.
# telinit 1
# upgradepkg <packagename>
# telinit 3
Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before upgrading
- The Slackware Linux Project