Slackware: glib2
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New glib2 packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix overflows that may be security issues.
[slackware-security]  glib2 (SSA:2009-086-02)

New glib2 packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current
to fix overflows that may be security issues.

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-2008-4316


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/glib2-2.16.6-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz:
  This library has been patched to fix overflows that are
  possible security holes.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4316
  (* Security fix *)
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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
directly 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 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/glib2-2.12.12-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/glib2-2.14.6-i486-5_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/glib2-2.16.6-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/glib2-2.18.4-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
84261839ea98ac522055b65d7e9bc606  glib2-2.12.12-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
a9df347691fef98582c20b56c85b10c3  glib2-2.14.6-i486-5_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
5e4f04dd315c8ba597f9f73bf0a37b3e  glib2-2.16.6-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
f4067116de6091aecd925872db32272c  glib2-2.18.4-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg glib2-2.16.6-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz


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