Slackware: x11 multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New x11 (X.Org) packages are available for Slackware 10.2, and -current to fix security issues due to overflows in font parsing. More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: CVE-2006-3739 CVE-2006-3740
[slackware-security]  x11 (SSA:2006-259-01)

New x11 (X.Org) packages are available for Slackware 10.2, and -current to
fix security issues due to overflows in font parsing.

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-2006-3739
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3740


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/x11-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz:i
  Fixed an overflow in CID encoded Type1 font parsing.
  For further reference, see:
    http://www.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=411
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3739
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3740
  (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/x11-devel-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz:  Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xdmx-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz:  Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xnest-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz:  Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xvfb-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz:  Recompiled.
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Where to find the new packages:
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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
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 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-devel-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-xdmx-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-xnest-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-xvfb-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/x11-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/x11-xdmx-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/x11-xnest-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/x11-xvfb-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.2 package:
a9316c321d186c6f9550b1f29ccc1501  x11-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
20d998bce33e744ffd037d8190a42c18  x11-devel-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
0a3327d025d6af59f54de9ac63404c97  x11-xdmx-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
e236495f4e11a246b0027f6cfb5703d2  x11-xnest-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz
12a58e8efcdd6807b3d366fbcf9d79e4  x11-xvfb-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
59bf0501ce46391197ad571c9341c105  x11-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
14c95b5eab916883a313c34db4fdb38a  x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
2d19e8fe89b314fe93baed7c62d0a1cb  x11-xdmx-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
54369c52653384d0ff4310b56bd67c96  x11-xnest-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz
c8795b535a8c38cc4832dbbb5e4aa711  x11-xvfb-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg x11-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz x11-devel-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz x11-xdmx-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz x11-xnest-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz x11-xvfb-6.8.2-i486-7_slack10.2.tgz


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