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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] libevent (SSA:2016-085-01)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:59:27 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  libevent (SSA:2016-085-01)

New libevent packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to
fix security issues.


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/libevent-2.0.22-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Multiple integer overflows in the evbuffer API allow context-dependent
  attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have other unspecified
  impact via "insanely large inputs" to the (1) evbuffer_add,
  (2) evbuffer_expand, or (3) bufferevent_write function, which triggers a
  heap-based buffer overflow or an infinite loop.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6272
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating 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 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/patches/packages/libevent-2.0.22-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/patches/packages/libevent-2.0.22-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/libevent-2.0.22-i586-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/l/libevent-2.0.22-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 14.1 package:
ab84c0702044de88f1b051ed3d3d1c40  libevent-2.0.22-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
bc5d1dff8d2f3758b0feddf00d2c6229  libevent-2.0.22-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
b195a6e34b8ce7043da6cd57670db4a7  l/libevent-2.0.22-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
7a755ece3e378f244a3c327369e7f2ac  l/libevent-2.0.22-x86_64-1.txz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libevent-2.0.22-i486-1_slack14.1.txz


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security@slackware.com

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