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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New ghostscript packages are available for Slackware 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix security issues. More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0196 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0583 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0584 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0792
[slackware-security]  ghostscript (SSA:2009-181-01)

New ghostscript packages are available for Slackware 12.1, 12.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

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

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0196
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0583
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0584
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0792


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/ghostscript-8.63-i486-3_slack12.2.tgz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched various problems with ghostscript that could lead to a denial
  of service or the execution of arbitrary code when processing a malicious
  or malformed file.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0196
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0583
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0584
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0792
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/ghostscript-8.62-i486-6_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/ghostscript-8.63-i486-3_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/ap/ghostscript-8.64-i486-2.txz

Updated package for Slackware64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/ap/ghostscript-8.64-x86_64-2.txz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 12.1 package:
052df55ec047d8ea8523dbd344ed75f1  ghostscript-8.62-i486-6_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
2a674db1adf4f1c77bdfecb0758df5a2  ghostscript-8.63-i486-3_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
cfb4a6cad4e409fb6cfdcfc13208b8b6  ghostscript-8.64-i486-2.txz

Slackware64 -current package:
8b313fdb584c6533175b3adc2ceccf8f  ghostscript-8.64-x86_64-2.txz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ghostscript-8.63-i486-3_slack12.2.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com
 
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