bzip2 (SSA:2008-098-02)
Posted on: 04/08/2008 12:04 AM

New bzip2 packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix a DoS issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz: Upgraded to bzip2-1.0.5.
Previous versions of bzip2 contained a buffer overread error that could cause
applications linked to libbz2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
cddf69b03404779b6d23a7d7604198c5 bzip2-1.0.5-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
5e153b9606326c3c61ac0018c1e460b6 bzip2-1.0.5-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
066bb2e9c00387f3cbf134ba0e973766 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
09dc74761b62f3ed1a12df70e1191dc3 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
ab458a6b065dd2636623c01cdac41b21 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
9e082446dc0672f2f26b9200c1290ee3 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
730d057101b68e2f30f6f68b8eab25a8 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
b8bcf145b4f28e5db65fc8f5e2cc4fe6 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
3611aec2aab0ca7168865bcfd8187046 bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bzip2-1.0.5-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


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