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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] pcre (SSA:2008-210-09)
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 22:34:14 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  pcre (SSA:2008-210-09)

New pcre packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to
fix a security issue.

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-2008-2371


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to pcre-7.7.
  Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team found a buffer overflow triggered
  when handling certain regular expressions.  This could lead to a crash or
  possible execution of code as the user of the PCRE-linked application.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2371
  (* 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
directly 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 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/pcre-7.7-i486-1.tgz


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

Slackware 12.0 package:
30bf87a8e58d7dc8ece0df73ddbd1aec  pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
a7d990fa0b1ff0c5eddc4592ee53bc72  pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
feb0296bd7135808d4ed987204234f73  pcre-7.7-i486-1.tgz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pcre-7.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


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

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