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Old 02-12-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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[slackware-security] XFree86 security update (SSA:2004-043-02)

New XFree86 base packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
9.1, and -current. These fix overflows which could possibly be
exploited to gain unauthorized root access. All sites running
XFree86 should upgrade to the new package.

More details about these issues may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
Thu Feb 12 10:00:37 PST 2004
patches/packages/xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz: Patched to fix buffer overflow
problems with the parsing of 'font.alias' files that could allow
unauthorized code execution. For more details, see:
(* Security fix *)


Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:


Slackware 8.1 package:
747237b30c8531719c814eb577c3d4a1 xfree86-4.2.1-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
27b14f5599c85ea7b01bc8917898238e xfree86-4.3.0-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
cfc34e7db675c7a6ed122c049ff17e3d xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

Slackware -current package:
cfc34e7db675c7a6ed122c049ff17e3d xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz


Upgrade the base XFree86 package with upgradepkg:

# upgradepkg xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

X will need to be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Last edited by Joey.Dale; 02-12-2004 at 09:44 PM.
Old 02-14-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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I'm impressed with your thoroughness -keeping up to date is the only way any OS can have any shot at security! Good job! BTW I did that Affero thing to.

Last edited by witeshark; 02-14-2004 at 12:31 AM.
Old 02-14-2004, 03:34 AM   #3
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Yes it's useful information, but don't be *too* impressed, that's just a repost from a mailing list. Not to take anything away from it, but just realize where it came from...


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