Slackware: 2014-013-01: libXfont: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New libXfont packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  libXfont (SSA:2014-013-01)

New libXfont packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0,
14.1, and -current to fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This update fixes a stack overflow when reading a BDF font file containing
  a longer than expected string, which could lead to crashes or privilege
  escalation.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-6462
  (* 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 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.37/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.0/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.0/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/x/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/x/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 13.0 package:
7ee623794aef580b4bf7558d866fae65  libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
305b7cbe9b6d350c05161eacab99a80f  libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
e082bca2fd00409d91631bb7156863f9  libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
7c163c76b3fb28c4fa64331f9bf4027d  libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
fda77265598ffa01cb0cc89b6310d0d1  libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
815a61cd07e88234f39badf8572d25bc  libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 package:
c7152f16dc5c93123d0850138e4ff9b8  libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
26e127a7546ac150b310f40738adfbec  libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
8c3209463d0715b1f0bec65de5f1866f  libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
449c00f274acdb484f9bef89c555930f  libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
23559a0985e00a5852e59918d2d51379  x/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
6399e8d10d536750c815000c3a0b3679  x/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz


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