ID SSA-2012-257-02
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2012-09-13T21:29:31


New patch packages are available for Slackware 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/patch-2.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: Upgraded. This version of patch ignores destination filenames that are absolute or that contain a component of "..", unless such a filename is provided as an argument. 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 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.1 package: ebe093df28fc95c594af368597bf7262 patch-2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package: f39f3ce8bbba509b7e266b6c8c9dcf47 patch-2.7-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package: e8404d45a3b51f8a7ad67efedfb488d9 patch-2.7-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package: 90d8b1e9237fe5080bd56a42de14d554 patch-2.7-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package: f0fdc8a64eb8051527e9854ea9adba72 patch-2.7-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package: 60c3b0f3d1bc49b7e0140cbe65114560 patch-2.7-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package: e70793008f94ef1f7f39b5e444bce6eb patch-2.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package: 6fc457dbe6d32fd747336eb271a49c08 patch-2.7-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package: 95134353a77428529c66f801f405bc05 a/patch-2.7-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package: e0128639a440509600c060f2cd1e0530 a/patch-2.7-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg patch-2.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz