x11 (SSA:2007-066-02)
Posted on: 03/08/2007 09:13 AM

New x11 packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0.

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-2006-6101
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6102
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6103

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
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x/x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz: Patched.
This update fixes overflows in the dbe and render extensions. This could
possibly be exploited to overwrite parts of memory, possibly allowing
malicious code to execute, or (more likely) causing X to crash.
For information about some of the security fixes, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6101
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6102
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6103
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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 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/x11-6.8.2-i486-8_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.2 package:
f7f193b138303d0b04c72bd8b89d6947 x11-6.8.2-i486-8_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
1e5e912cf9133cdf8825906f908bec6a x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg x11-6.9.0-i486-12_slack11.0.tgz


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


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