pan (SSA:2008-217-02)
Posted on: 08/05/2008 09:07 AM

New pan packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 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 12.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/pan-0.133-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to pan-0.133.
This update fixes a buffer overflow in pan-0.128 through pan-0.132 when
processing .nzb files.
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 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
1099a432fa576b1284156efebe2a5daf pan-0.133-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
323a29587a49606dd77089670a8da830 pan-0.133-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
b53a793c8c12c848457cf4fdccea4186 pan-0.133-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg pan-0.133-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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