Posted on: 08/18/2006 06:40 AM
New libtiff packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues. These issues could be used to crash programs linked to libtiff or possibly to execute code as the program's user.
Thanks to Tavis Ormandy and the Google Security Team.
More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:
Where to find the new packages: +-----------------------------+
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! :-)