Slackware: 2011-096-01: xrdb: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New xrdb packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  xrdb (SSA:2011-096-01)

New xrdb packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This fixes a security issue where improperly sanitized input could lead to
  privilege escalation or arbitrary command execution as root.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0465
  (* 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/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/x/xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
32527c76943707b282a3f4b084e1f4d6  xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
a1ac49f09f1b14caee33d508aaced37c  xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
7b102c0a2a6173f945fa95ad9098a86f  xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
1ea7bd9486efaccdf520d71997c42681  xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
8a070b5dea8b98cf4defb9cb7a14f019  xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
f86dd76e5e164c3e5e471063597fe50e  xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
a1f5e38934e69dd20ecb93ccc3e45331  xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
82f546e63687aeaa6e6921bdfddbe403  x/xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
f2e9fec7c1cc69ae0ae76db68ae4b930  x/xrdb-1.0.9-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg xrdb-1.0.9-i486-1_slack13.1.txz


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