gzip (SSA:2006-262-01)
Posted on: 09/20/2006 09:51 AM

New gzip packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix possible security issues.

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

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0758
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0988
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1228
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4334
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4335
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4336
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4337
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4338


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz:
Upgraded to gzip-1.3.5, and fixed a variety of bugs.
Some of the bugs have possible security implications if gzip or its tools are
fed a carefully constructed malicious archive. Most of these issues were
recently discovered by Tavis Ormandy and the Google Security Team. Thanks
to them, and also to the ALT and Owl developers for cleaning up the patch.
For further details about the issues fixed, please see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0758
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0988
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1228
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4334
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4335
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4336
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4337
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4338
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional 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 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/gzip-1.3.5-i486-1.tgz



MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
aeef90e23a6804468f31be9756e23aad gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
f57f995a11e1c8060973c55cc4ebc4cf gzip-1.3.5-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
8c5d5d5527770c9dcfdfa42cc5338b85 gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
53b8e1b5a247d865aeadc015320ca088 gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
1a925969b6b67a8d2cfdd34e732031fe gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
7c62e82c516d1171721b76ffa9624627 gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
26f13bede7d49d939e36e414685bb4fb gzip-1.3.5-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gzip-1.3.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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