curl (SSA:2013-038-01) Update for Slackware
Posted on: 02/08/2013 11:16 AM

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

curl (SSA:2013-038-01) Update for Slackware

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
When negotiating SASL DIGEST-MD5 authentication, the function
Curl_sasl_create_digest_md5_message() uses the data provided from the
server without doing the proper length checks and that data is then
appended to a local fixed-size buffer on the stack. This vulnerability
can be exploited by someone who is in control of a server that a libcurl
based program is accessing with POP3, SMTP or IMAP. For applications
that accept user provided URLs, it is also thinkable that a malicious
user would feed an application with a URL to a server hosting code
targeting this flaw.
Affected versions: curl 7.26.0 to and including 7.28.1
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating 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 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 package:
f235fe8f505ce0f3436fdea3625c3bdf curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
f7359f77338c2475e654ff2c0204210e curl-7.29.0-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
eff523206400dde2b50bd4b20fbf0e64 n/curl-7.29.0-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
8dccef537d72d7297e4907db7cd160ef n/curl-7.29.0-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg curl-7.29.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

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