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New tcpip packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix a security issues with the telnet client. Overflows in the telnet client may lead to the execution of arbitrary code as the telnet user if the user connects to a malicious telnet server.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/tcpip-0.17-i486-31b.tgz: Patched two overflows in
the telnet client that could allow the execution of arbitrary code
when connected to a malicious telnet server.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
87b10fbcc7480a702549b4816417e189 tcpip-0.17-i386-13b.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
f1ecdc9628575e00b12a33fd373deb4b tcpip-0.17-i386-16b.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
53b479b39b124c760e8a394d7a77202e tcpip-0.17-i486-24b.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
27bccd82765b690a1be50a0c380cfae4 tcpip-0.17-i486-29b.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
1372bff0f83f8147ae8adb84c10058ec tcpip-0.17-i486-31b.tgz

Slackware -current package:
6169015f5860175119d426c0170f040b tcpip-0.17-i486-33.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg tcpip-0.17-i486-33.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team