Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Mon Apr 28 23:43:55 CDT 2008

Here are the slackware-current changelog updates:

Mon Apr 28 23:43:55 CDT 2008
We’ll call this Slackware 12.1 RC3, and freeze the tree for anything that
isn’t critical. Things seem very stable, so it’s probably a good idea to
save any further upgrades and additions until -current restarts.
a/cups-1.3.7-i486-2.tgz: Applied patch str2790 to fix crash bugs in the PNG
image filter. The issues are not believed to be capable of either a DoS (at
worst, it simply crashes the filter processing the current job and does not
crash the scheduler daemon, which just moves on to the next job in the print
queue), nor arbitrary code execution (data from the image is never stored in
the affected tile array). Still, it seems to be worth fixing here just in
case. The CUPS bug report may be found here:
ap/mysql-5.0.51b-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mysql-5.0.51b (which appears to be
nothing more than a version bump…)
l/imlib-1.9.15-i486-3.tgz: Patched to fix rendering issues on Intel and
possibly other graphics chipsets. Thanks to Iain Paton.
l/libmtp- Upgraded to libmtp- The udev rules are
now sed processed during build. Thanks much to Joerg Germeroth. 🙂
Upgraded to libpng-1.2.27.
This fixes various bugs, the most important of which have to do with the
handling of unknown chunks containing zero-length data. Processing a PNG
image that contains these could cause the application using libpng to crash
(possibly resulting in a denial of service), could potentially expose the
contents of uninitialized memory, or could cause the execution of arbitrary
code as the user running libpng (though it would probably be quite difficult
to cause the execution of attacker-chosen code). We recommend upgrading the
package as soon as possible.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
x/xf86-input-joystick-1.3.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-input-joystick-1.3.2.
x/xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.1.
x/xf86-video-vmware-10.16.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-vmware-10.16.1.
isolinux/initrd.img: Fixed minimum RAM amount in /etc/issue, and made some
edits to other documentation within the installer.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: In usbboot.img, fixed minimum RAM amount in
/etc/issue, and made some edits to other documentation within the installer.


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One Response to Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Mon Apr 28 23:43:55 CDT 2008

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