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Slackware: 'Pine' update fixes insecure URL-handling Print E-mail
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Slackware Pine 4.44 packages are now available to fix a problem with insecure URLhandling.

Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 13:35:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] Pine update fixes insecure URL-handling

Pine 4.44 packages are now available to fix a problem with insecure URL

Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

Sat Jan 12 13:05:33 PST 2002
patches/packages/pine.tgz:  Fix a security problem with pine by upgrading
  to pine4.44.

  More details from the Pine Announcement List:
    This note is to announce the availability of the Pine Message System
    version 4.44. The purpose of this release is to fix a security
    bug with the treatment of quotes in the URL-handling code. The bug
    allows a malicious sender to embed commands in a URL. This bug is
    present in all versions of UNIX Pine.

We recommend upgrading Pine as soon as possible.


Updated pine package for Slackware 8.0:


Here is the md5sum for the package:

9511772027b579c1c2c542b4bb0d85da  pine.tgz


Simply upgrade as root:

   # upgradepkg pine.tgz

Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team

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