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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] bzip2 (SSA:2010-263-01)
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:32:17 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  bzip2 (SSA:2010-263-01)

New bzip2 packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes an integer overflow that could allow a specially
  crafted bzip2 archive to cause a crash (denial of service), or execute
  arbitrary code.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
84d60e216444b84ba78b486eb9ccbb91  bzip2-1.0.6-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
dd0d41fe91e6c8ed873a0b44d391a7e2  bzip2-1.0.6-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
ec9160719f70fea630aaa3be34ddc90f  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6610390be424aad23a38c789fff638aa  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
1ebe7fba45881b0dd54a0f2de9ba610a  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
c597ec46fd081149fd3f20c41aa7382a  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
b5893328637bbe3a98689b4e7d75cb9e  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
9a2870408f58f21f68ef011d5cf0af88  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
11e076f0aa81e82d8a5a23e6d99951b8  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
5722d4beb85b251eb3655c71095f557f  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
ecfc67bb19dc3c8c884b5f6e72d825e0  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
d5cc1615ee345330700990410341e176  bzip2-1.0.6-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
5dd167fb79967beb5ea555ca3c5dca85  bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
7a7b3c58cc002211fac5b3baf90d761e  bzip2-1.0.6-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
68d1359ea350dd2d0b501f9c6e11c8a6  a/bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
46f4b8736e811c7d5274a3ceda03af5b  a/bzip2-1.0.6-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bzip2-1.0.6-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Then, restart any services that use libbz2.


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