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A c-ares security update has been released for Slackware 15.0 and -current.

slackware-security: c-ares (SSA:2023-142-01)

[slackware-security] c-ares (SSA:2023-142-01)

New c-ares packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/c-ares-1.19.1-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes bugs and security issues:
0-byte UDP payload causes Denial of Service.
Insufficient randomness in generation of DNS query IDs.
Buffer Underwrite in ares_inet_net_pton().
AutoTools does not set CARES_RANDOM_FILE during cross compilation.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

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 package for Slackware 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 package:
7e5363abc94f1d4a507055b3dd51e76b c-ares-1.19.1-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
010557e82678ad022f7f6e7147856c19 c-ares-1.19.1-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
618f32c0a74a4336f4427bdcb02521a3 n/c-ares-1.19.1-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
c3b2b4a3400f24104ca99a7258a594d4 n/c-ares-1.19.1-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg c-ares-1.19.1-i586-1_slack15.0.txz