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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] links (SSA:2008-210-04)
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 22:32:36 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  links (SSA:2008-210-04)

New links packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current
to fix a security issue when using proxies.

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-2008-3329


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/links-2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to links-2.1.
  Unspecified vulnerability in Links before 2.1, when "only proxies" is
  enabled, has unknown impact and attack vectors related to providing
  "URLs to external programs."
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3329
  (* 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 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/links-2.1-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/links-2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/links-2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/links-2.1-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 11.0 package:
938eccef79b71343d4e2f13ef4454450  links-2.1-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
0207e7720de54574ef773a0e1f3a35e8  links-2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
343b0f3f6b33d1097faafa66c777651b  links-2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
f137305bc4c7ea5fd0670760b10d653d  links-2.1-i486-1.tgz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg links-2.1-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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