gnupg (SSA:2007-066-01)
Posted on: 03/08/2007 10:12 AM

New gnupg packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix security ramifications of incorrect gpg usage.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
n/gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz: Upgraded to gnupg-1.4.7.
This fixes a security problem that can occur when GnuPG is used incorrectly.
Newer versions attempt to prevent such misuse.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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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 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:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package:
eac6b5e6084f602f2c4fa6091e850ade gnupg-1.4.7-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
43638cd06c5f104287f53aa28b480718 gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
7d293676a7c3c0b996d077293cb2a11c gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
15eaf8b90a6589976d4bcb7611b84561 gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
61a60aefa1dd6882c6561c0f9dc394f1 gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
aff7417fcfa53fc7dc0eb9a63097cc35 gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg gnupg-1.4.7-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


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