VIM (SSA:2017-100-01) Update for Slackware
Posted on: 04/11/2017 09:24 AM

New vim packages are available for Slackware 14.0 and 14.1 to fix a security issue

VIM (SSA:2017-100-01) Update for Slackware

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/vim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz: Upgraded.
In Vim 7.3+ but prior to 7.4.399, blowfish encryption is weak.
Upgrade to Vim 7.4.399 to address this issue.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/vim-gvim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz: Upgraded.

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating 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 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated packages for Slackware 14.1:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 packages:
21a80997408229ddeb4890f7f23c132d vim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.0.txz
49ae67d217ff76984956c77dcb2ab9c7 vim-gvim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 packages:
a57fb5404c917c5c57a1ed1e71b0fb59 vim-7.4.399-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz
0c6d3bb6ce48fa164dccdc47bd79abd5 vim-gvim-7.4.399-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 packages:
88a931719416ee4ac8215edcea33dd97 vim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz
84e81ae1bf120296428a5483f3ca5e44 vim-gvim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 packages:
ec253ff56d8633065f90bdb0207b8051 vim-7.4.399-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz
5925fa810029997d450e2b598eed8b06 vim-gvim-7.4.399-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg vim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz vim-gvim-7.4.399-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

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