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Old 04-10-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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file patch


OK, newbie moment (every other one...)

I tried upgradepkg for the "file" package that was put out recently (security patch, it seems), only to find out I don't even have that package - I'm on 10.2.

So do I just use installpkg, or is there something else I ought to be doing?

Thanks all!

Matt
 
Old 04-10-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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Well, I think this explains it:

Quote:
[slackware-security] file [and bin package] (SSA:2007-093-01)

New file packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix a security issue.

NOTE: In Slackware 11.0 and earlier, the file utility was part
of the required "bin" package, so this patch is needed even if
your machine does not have a "file" package installed
(which,
if you're not running Slackware -current, it probably does not).

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

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2007-1536
http://www.slackware.com/security/vi...ecurity.512926

so, yeah install it.

It says like this:
Code:
Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg --install-new file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 04-10-2007 at 10:14 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Sorry...I'd read that information several times (it shows up in my Inbox) and skipped over the installation instructions every time.

It's amazing what the brain filters out when it doesn't expect something to be there, eh?

Thanks.

Matt
 
  


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