Slackware: 2011-109-01: polkit: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New polkit packages are available for Slackware 13.1 and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  polkit (SSA:2011-109-01)

New polkit packages are available for Slackware 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/polkit-1_14bdfd8-i486-2_slack13.1.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix a race condition that could allow a local user to execute
  arbitrary code as root.  Thanks to Neel Mehta of Google.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1485
  (* 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 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/polkit-1_14bdfd8-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/polkit-1_14bdfd8-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/polkit-0.101-i486-2.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/l/polkit-0.101-x86_64-2.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 13.1 package:
5637ba798181d2f8c1eb5e4f7e475a94  polkit-1_14bdfd8-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
373e6d2d9cee6ad83e21e5cdc35ec491  polkit-1_14bdfd8-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
48c255cc39a00a85adb8013463876a29  l/polkit-0.101-i486-2.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
b8c5e45ba82d6b36fd1b7a6574016493  l/polkit-0.101-x86_64-2.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg polkit-1_14bdfd8-i486-2_slack13.1.txz


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