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Slackware: 2011-086-03: shadow: Security Update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New shadow packages are available for Slackware 13.1 and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  shadow (SSA:2011-086-03)

New shadow packages are available for Slackware 13.1 and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/shadow-  Rebuilt.
  This release fixes a security issue where local users may be able to add
  themselves to NIS groups through chfn and chsh.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)
  Thanks to Gary Langshaw for collecting important additional patches from svn.

Where to find the new packages:

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

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.1 package:
ba21ebb8fc8bc7b39644db3c5d4820da  shadow-

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
e693c9f69b414061de8041bdae8bed7a  shadow-

Slackware -current package:
d7e43c3da5bbb677587bbf275235f306  shadow-

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
cc6dc5cf8d04bb61d0589911db8f3f64  shadow-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg shadow-


Slackware Linux Security Team
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