Slackware ChangeLog: August 18th

Sorry for the late update but yesterday was a crazy one…Anyway, here is yesterday’s changelog entries:

Fri Aug 18 00:20:46 CDT 2006
a/aaa_elflibs-11.0.0-i486-8.tgz: Upgraded to the mm-1.4.2 library, patched
libtiff, upgraded to pcre-6.7 libraries, and included the recompiled
cups-1.1.23 and slang libraries.
a/cups-1.1.23-i486-4.tgz: Fixed broken es and fr man page symlinks.
d/git-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to git-1.4.2.
kde/kdenetwork-3.5.4-i486-2.tgz: Patched a bug in kopete that could freeze
KDE under certain circumstances. Thanks to JaguarWan and Olivier Goffart.
l/libtiff-3.8.2-i486-2.tgz: Patched vulnerabilities in libtiff which were
found by Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team. These issues could
be used to crash programs linked to libtiff or possibly to execute code
as the program’s user. A low risk command-line overflow in tiffsplit was
also patched.
For more details, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3459
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3460
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3461
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3462
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3463
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3464
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3465
(* Security fix *)
l/mm-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mm-1.4.2.
l/pcre-6.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pcre-6.7.
l/slang-2.0.6-i486-2.tgz: Fixed uncompressed manpage.
n/php-4.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to php-4.4.4.
Some of the security issues fixed in this release include:
* Added missing safe_mode/open_basedir checks inside the error_log(),
file_exists(), imap_open() and imap_reopen() functions.
* Fixed possible open_basedir/safe_mode bypass in cURL extension.
* Fixed a buffer overflow inside sscanf() function.
(* Security fix *)
testing/packages/cups-1.2.2/cups-1.2.2-i486-2.tgz:
Removed /usr/man/man8/disable.8.gz symlink.
testing/packages/php-5.1.5/php-5.1.5-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to php-5.1.5.
Some of the security issues fixed in this release include:
* Added missing safe_mode/open_basedir checks inside the error_log(),
file_exists(), imap_open() and imap_reopen() functions.
* Fixed possible open_basedir/safe_mode bypass in cURL extension and on
PHP 5 with realpath cache.
* Fixed a buffer overflow inside sscanf() function.
(* Security fix *)
kernels/sata.i/: Recompiled with Silicon Image PATA support. (there was
a conflict before with this and the Sil SATA driver but it was fixed)

Just so everyone knows, Tyler and I will be doing our best to keep this blog updated daily.  Some days may fall behind but for the most part we will keep you up to date on the latest that is going on with Slackware and things concerning the Linux community.

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I am a Infrastructure Engineer in Houston, TX. I am also a music lover and enjoying spinning on my turntables after a stressful day at the office. I also run another blog (personal) @ http://www.confiscatedthoughts.com. This blog has posts about my personal life and updates on videos I post to YouTube.
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