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An util-linux security update has been released for Slackware 15.0 and -current.

util-linux (SSA:2023-290-01)

util-linux (SSA:2023-290-01)

New util-linux 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/util-linux-2.37.4-i586-2_slack15.0.txz: Rebuilt.
Copy /etc/pam.d/login to /etc/pam.d/remote. This is needed for /bin/login's
'-h' option, used (for example) by telnetd. If -h is used without
/etc/pam.d/remote, pam will not be configured properly, and /etc/securetty
will be ignored, possibly allowing root to login from a tty that is not
considered secure. Of course, the usual disclaimers about the security of
telnet/telnetd apply.
Thanks to HytronBG and Petri Kaukasoina.
(* 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:
0ab69fb662e808d5033a62b917687a89 util-linux-2.37.4-i586-2_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
2dc9875335310349305fa954df3e1718 util-linux-2.37.4-x86_64-2_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
984ab1346951c9fd35630b91bada57ba a/util-linux-2.39.2-i586-2.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
706adb41ef91134d363b1fd9d1fbc967 a/util-linux-2.39.2-x86_64-2.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg util-linux-2.37.4-i586-2_slack15.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team