python (SSA:2008-217-01)
Posted on: 08/05/2008 11:06 AM

New python packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
Patched various overflows and other security problems.
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 packages for Slackware 10.1:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.1 package:
71dab8646a9e1b17f1e6a7c053bac3b9 python-2.4.5-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz
3377447f93570506220b1621a855219c python-demo-2.4.5-noarch-1_slack10.1.tgz
a80d373a17dd226b4db654afbd5dc106 python-tools-2.4.5-noarch-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
b9f71d59caeeabc4be255f727864fdb9 python-2.4.5-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz
91f7438a718381daf1c946195305aaf4 python-demo-2.4.5-noarch-1_slack10.2.tgz
8db4a89937ace8b34c3a64f9586b7c52 python-tools-2.4.5-noarch-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
6b19a89a5a977437324f7c58c65ce6e8 python-2.4.5-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
dfe300afabcc11c389dcf222265b2d54 python-2.5.2-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
5a85f5973a4e3c3d946feb56c2cbeb11 python-2.5.2-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
5a124455c4beb272ca8dea9a8f48f6d2 python-2.5.2-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg python-2.5.2-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz


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