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After seeing this post on lq security board, I've been keeping my eye on the security announcements page on slackware.com for the last week expecting patches for these to pop up on there, but so far no sign.
Does Slackware not need these? or am I just being too impatient? The only reason I ask is that Pat is usually quite quick with security patches, so it got me wondering whether they may not be applicable for some reason.
This looks relatively recent. I have no doubt that Pat will most likely release an update for Slackware, but consider that he just got through another major release of Slackware. I wouldn't worry too much though since there already have been some changes again to -current and some security patches, so I am sure there will be patches for X11 because Pat has never missed or skipped any patches that have to do with security. Also, if you haven't, I would recommend subscribing to the Slackware Security Mailing list. Thats how I get all my patches. Whenever a new security patch is released, I get emailed with links to the patch for my version of Slackware.
Security patches are being released for versions all the way down to 8.0.
- X11 7.3.0+. This is the X.Org Foundation's modular X Window System.
There's been much activity in the X development world, and the
improvements here in terms of performance and hardware support
are too numerous to mention them all here.