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

slackware-security: vim (SSA:2023-079-02)

[slackware-security] vim (SSA:2023-079-02)

New vim 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/vim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed security issues:
NULL pointer dereference issue in utfc_ptr2len.
Incorrect Calculation of Buffer Size.
Heap-based Buffer Overflow.
Thanks to marav for the heads-up.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/vim-gvim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.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 15.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 packages:
91b0a99dc89adb5e128b60eb91d896f6 vim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.txz
8e9f7b4c108745f55a436b1d9f9e0295 vim-gvim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
491c92d38cb9ff5c2b49c45fc68cf6ad vim-9.0.1418-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz
56fa8f9a44de7b550dba0496d9a120ee vim-gvim-9.0.1418-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current packages:
b844827e42e587e08b02c75ab286ecb5 ap/vim-9.0.1418-i586-1.txz
6c625c6509c875d70aad1be68e064a7b xap/vim-gvim-9.0.1418-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
81f0b239fb8bc75611cd1328af184a59 ap/vim-9.0.1418-x86_64-1.txz
76001e627513c1057fdd6af0714ca11d xap/vim-gvim-9.0.1418-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg vim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.txz vim-gvim-9.0.1418-i586-1_slack15.0.txz