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Slackware: 2013-109-01: xorg-server: Security Update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New xorg-server packages are available for Slackware 13.37, 14.0, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  xorg-server (SSA:2013-109-01)

New xorg-server packages are available for Slackware 13.37, 14.0, and -current
to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/xorg-server-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes an input flush bug with evdev.  Under exceptional
  conditions (keyboard input during device hotplugging), this could leak
  a small amount of information intended for the X server.
  This issue was evaluated to be of low impact.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz:  Upgraded.
patches/packages/xorg-server-xnest-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz:  Upgraded.
patches/packages/xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz:  Upgraded.

Where to find the new packages:

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

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

Updated packages for Slackware 13.37:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated packages for Slackware 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.37 packages:
f9fb8302617c3adbe6b990f69b50ea41  xorg-server-1.9.5-i486-2_slack13.37.txz
e0e6633d916062a0ff5d6399e8ee37dc  xorg-server-xephyr-1.9.5-i486-2_slack13.37.txz
a2ad861a624d7c023b15ad6d1619f006  xorg-server-xnest-1.9.5-i486-2_slack13.37.txz
2fe18a301cb3347bac78b5566539e4ca  xorg-server-xvfb-1.9.5-i486-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 packages:
1dd0651df7a8fe40dce1036cbe811e31  xorg-server-1.9.5-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz
80d02ea8a865deddcf93151d9da7f52b  xorg-server-xephyr-1.9.5-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz
9de55c8b950f8a09e3a22eebf8a6ce7f  xorg-server-xnest-1.9.5-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz
3df6413ba79b5c4068ce1bdb0b9d86c8  xorg-server-xvfb-1.9.5-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 packages:
f6051eb053f3cf3b97324d74af408e3e  xorg-server-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz
8d3b5a4458277050a2e3013f6e4875fe  xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz
7adecd324f0fc4f5528a0d72d7c9fca8  xorg-server-xnest-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz
ccf8cae6dfdad7a928415242a57391b1  xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 packages:
5a999e26b7c286ae4515035d68e82b19  xorg-server-1.12.4-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz
6b33ee07cd8888165aa30e1a15fb9b75  xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.4-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz
aa2917f89f0a199cc4fd4dd085094a5c  xorg-server-xnest-1.12.4-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz
a1d2ca5a38f2c7a910277ed1005abce0  xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.4-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware -current packages:
c269e97968334d26ac0fa5f45fe25ac5  x/xorg-server-1.13.4-i486-1.txz
29f0e8a979a1fc68c141db19b26f9708  x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.13.4-i486-1.txz
1224479b75d3ff1c09d1d6c05e0dfe9c  x/xorg-server-xnest-1.13.4-i486-1.txz
78ac6ada62c02737a9351832a5729da1  x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.13.4-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
99127697f8f70d96d7c7d8db3d01cc8a  x/xorg-server-1.13.4-x86_64-1.txz
519c1ac7a59489baa8512e5a945cd672  x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.13.4-x86_64-1.txz
490bac5b05c3552961e976bcee6c875a  x/xorg-server-xnest-1.13.4-x86_64-1.txz
5035d8299a7a63be00be8ec2e6d2bc7c  x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.13.4-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg xorg-server-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz xorg-server-xnest-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.4-i486-1_slack14.0.txz


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