Slackware: sox Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
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Slackware Fixes buffer overflow security issues that could allow a malicious WAV fileto execute arbitrary code.

[slackware-security]  sox (SSA:2004-223-03)

New sox packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, and -current
to fix buffer overflow security issues that could allow a malicious WAV file
to execute arbitrary code.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
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Sat Aug  7 17:17:20 AKDT 2004
patches/packages/sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz:  Patched buffer overflows
  that could allow a malicious WAV file to execute arbitrary code.
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/sox-12.17.4-i386-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/sox-12.17.4-i386-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/ap/sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
08b8e2ba8d34b959c18130bbb44c2fcd  sox-12.17.4-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
3a206a1a0688b4bfd0f464bb40128339  sox-12.17.4-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
13beadd4d7e48c19af71e3ffb6a0578e  sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
71919b40bcb0a6f3fc3c9361e0cdbc6f  sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz

Slackware -current package:
71919b40bcb0a6f3fc3c9361e0cdbc6f  sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg sox-12.17.4-i486-3.tgz


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