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Slackware: samba  16 November 2007 
New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security issues. More details about these issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4572 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5398
 
Slackware: xpdf/poppler/koffice/kdegraphics  12 November 2007 
These updated packages address similar bugs which could be used to crash applications linked with poppler or that use code from xpdf through the use of a malformed PDF document. It is possible that a maliciously crafted document could cause code to be executed in the context of the user running the application processing the PDF.
 
Slackware: php for Slackware 11.0 reissued  11 November 2007 
The security/bug fix update for Slackware 11.0 has been reissued to fix a zero-length /usr/bin/php-cgi. Thanks to TJ Munro for pointing this out. Sorry for any inconvenience.
 
Slackware: php  10 November 2007 
New PHP5 packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security and other bugs. Note that PHP5 was not officially supported in Slackware 10.1 or 10.2 (being in the /testing directory), and was not the default version of PHP for Slackware 11.0 (being in the /extra directory), but updates are being provided anyway.
 
Slackware: cups  02 November 2007 
CUPS was found to contain errors in ipp.c which could allow a remote attacker to crash CUPS, resulting in a denial of service. If you use CUPS, it is recommended to update to the latest package for your version of Slackware. The latest cups package is available for Slackware -current, and patched packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 that fix the problems.
 
Slackware: firefox, seamonkey  25 October 2007 
New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security issues. New seamonkey updates are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, and -current to address similar issues.
 
Slackware: pidgin  03 October 2007 
A new pidgin package is available for Slackware 12.0 to fix a minor fix security issue. More details about this issue may be found here: http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=23
 
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