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

slackware-security: texlive (SSA:2023-144-01)

[slackware-security] texlive (SSA:2023-144-01)

New texlive packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/texlive-2023.230322-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
This update patches a security issue:
LuaTeX before 1.17.0 allows execution of arbitrary shell commands when
compiling a TeX file obtained from an untrusted source. This occurs
because luatex-core.lua lets the original io.popen be accessed. This also
affects TeX Live before 2023 r66984 and MiKTeX before 23.5.
Thanks to Johannes Schoepfer.
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:
011f589cbfbc120dfc3904d604e0ce47 texlive-2023.230322-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
d415ed6b18b20f3f0196c0f7bfce21f6 texlive-2023.230322-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
b7de78af883dae1fb3083afeb1efd93d t/texlive-2023.230322-i586-3.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
4fd09aaeb36ef90965e547041bd5ea5e t/texlive-2023.230322-x86_64-3.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg texlive-2023.230322-i586-1_slack15.0.txz