curl (SSA:2009-069-01)
Posted on: 03/10/2009 07:58 PM

New curl packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to curl-7.19.4.
This fixes a security issue where automatic redirection could be made to
follow file:// URLs, reading or writing a local instead of remote file.
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 package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package 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 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.1 package:
9518e396ad90a20241bb6f370fc905bc curl-7.10.7-i486-3_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
139a92d6df8f87fbc72f2ea656295148 curl-7.12.2-i486-3_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
fd2c0ec5d8e2f92882d55762c159486f curl-7.12.2-i486-3_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
625671543d37a8b247b83cd5833e3511 curl-7.12.2-i486-3_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
64fce363f0990a0eeeaf1b793720eccc curl-7.15.5-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
6e8f47b4d3511e4ca9518a9971650207 curl-7.16.2-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
8b6a84bf71876bec8b293f70fcf3c54f curl-7.16.2-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
307b33a3558daada6a3aeb260e3a450c curl-7.19.4-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
9869d016c4b261562dcfd63d9b58a8e8 curl-7.19.4-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg curl-7.19.4-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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