Slackware: 2013-191-01: dbus: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New dbus packages are available for Slackware 14.0, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  dbus (SSA:2013-191-01)

New dbus packages are available for Slackware 14.0, and -current to fix a 
security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/dbus-1.4.20-i486-4_slack14.0.txz:  Rebuilt.
  This update fixes a security issue where misuse of va_list could be used to
  cause a denial of service for system services.
  Vulnerability reported by Alexandru Cornea.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2168
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating 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 14.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.0/patches/packages/dbus-1.4.20-i486-4_slack14.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.0/patches/packages/dbus-1.4.20-x86_64-4_slack14.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/dbus-1.6.12-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/dbus-1.6.12-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 14.0 package:
a720afc6cb939df64d9b6e15ad3d20ff  dbus-1.4.20-i486-4_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
ff619d4caa1c438435bad5cc5d57c24c  dbus-1.4.20-x86_64-4_slack14.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
f3f0e28aecabb58b212d3bd580a194e4  a/dbus-1.6.12-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
cfd43378f0947229b58e95396192a7b7  a/dbus-1.6.12-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg dbus-1.4.20-i486-4_slack14.0.txz


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