screen (SSA:2006-307-02)
Posted on: 11/04/2006 01:12 PM

New screen packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix a security issue.

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

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4573


Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz: Upgraded to screen-4.0.3.
This addresses an issue with the way screen handles UTF-8 character encoding
that could allow screen to be crashed (or possibly code to be executed in the
context of the screen user) if a specially crafted sequence of pseudo-UTF-8
characters are displayed withing a screen session.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4573
(* 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/screen-4.0.3-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
9c1a0083359cf0f4bf14f5841f8f3115 screen-4.0.3-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
90db04d9868a3e75146fb4578e6261b7 screen-4.0.3-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
1c65a579e4f3f315ef1d9912e6e54bab screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
53709705609d082669d8bf05373f4a3d screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
0d4c6091084d02a1664fb58a6963a697 screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
90b3e193a96c7567237a37dfd6727e2b screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
e3c0654bc400f594bb98b2684cf6fa28 screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg screen-4.0.3-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


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


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