Slackware: gzip
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New gzip packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix possible security issues.
[slackware-security]  gzip (SSA:2006-262-01)

New gzip packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
and -current to fix possible security issues.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
  Upgraded to gzip-1.3.5, and fixed a variety of bugs.
  Some of the bugs have possible security implications if gzip or its tools are
  fed a carefully constructed malicious archive.  Most of these issues were
  recently discovered by Tavis Ormandy and the Google Security Team.  Thanks
  to them, and also to the ALT and Owl developers for cleaning up the patch.
  For further details about the issues fixed, please see:
  (* Security fix *)

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

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 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
aeef90e23a6804468f31be9756e23aad  gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
f57f995a11e1c8060973c55cc4ebc4cf  gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
8c5d5d5527770c9dcfdfa42cc5338b85  gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
53b8e1b5a247d865aeadc015320ca088  gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
1a925969b6b67a8d2cfdd34e732031fe  gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
7c62e82c516d1171721b76ffa9624627  gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
26f13bede7d49d939e36e414685bb4fb  gzip-1.3.5-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team