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Upgraded infozip packages are available for Slackware 9.0 and -current.
These fix a security issue where a specially crafted archive may
overwrite files (including system files anywhere on the filesystem)
upon extraction by a user with sufficient permissions.
Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
Mon Aug 25 15:35:28 PDT 2003
patches/packages/infozip-5.50-i486-2.tgz: Fixed a bug where a specially
crafted archive might try to write to ../ or ../../, etc, potentially
overwriting system files if the user (such as root) has permissions to
overwrite them. Thanks to jelmer for locating this problem, and
Ben Laurie for providing a patch.
(* Security fix *)
WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES: