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

vim (SSA:2023-297-02)

vim (SSA:2023-297-02)

New vim 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/vim-9.0.2063-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed use-after-free security issue.
Thanks to marav for the heads-up.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/vim-gvim-9.0.2063-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 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 packages:
110800073ef654710ff83915795b7e13 vim-9.0.2063-i586-1_slack15.0.txz
f5929a37d1577dbdfd6890c20f34f1be vim-gvim-9.0.2063-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
f8ce49858efe1a4d22782d17e7511855 vim-9.0.2063-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz
0a9407c9ed59ccae9dad8cea6e183642 vim-gvim-9.0.2063-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current packages:
df0ee43cabbaf700a195c45a344b1d7d ap/vim-9.0.2063-i586-1.txz
4ec18c0c7a3c0df1cfb27824cf5cb76d xap/vim-gvim-9.0.2063-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current packages:
f008cbf104f16293800d7eea06b930f8 ap/vim-9.0.2063-x86_64-1.txz
a60a96e120edd2c1f73b199ce030b835 xap/vim-gvim-9.0.2063-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg vim-9.0.2063-i586-1_slack15.0.txz vim-gvim-9.0.2063-i586-1_slack15.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team