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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] file [and bin package] (SSA:2007-093-01)
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 16:22:39 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  file [and bin package] (SSA:2007-093-01)

New file packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix a security issue.

NOTE:  In Slackware 11.0 and earlier, the file utility was part
of the required "bin" package, so this patch is needed even if
your machine does not have a "file" package installed (which,
if you're not running Slackware -current, it probably does not).

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-2007-1536


Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz:
  Upgraded to file-4.20.
  This fixes a heap overflow that could allow code to be executed as the
  user running file (note that there are many scenarios where file might be
  used automatically, such as in virus scanners or spam filters).
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1536
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


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 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/file-4.20-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/file-4.20-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/file-4.20-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
772ec2c67a683d0616f5c06f8881bb70  file-4.20-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
3d57cb1aa5804b3f66c5a6122df212ab  file-4.20-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
359c64d93bb2f375d6bbfe10791682bf  file-4.20-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
be07145b22d92cf3fb480f3d8be76a52  file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
f091e41e6cf4804ed5b12a67833d9100  file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
72bf4f0f71f79dccf24095e5625f4dd9  file-4.20-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
0a9109c5f0a8d44e018b70b140c77a46  file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
42877f903b32dc426861a3802f739d21  file-4.20-i486-1.tgz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg --install-new file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


+-----+

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

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