Slackware-14.2 ChangeLog (2016-03-25)

Fri Mar 25 20:43:59 UTC 2016

  • a/glibc-zoneinfo-2016c-noarch-1.txz
  • a/kernel-firmware-20160325git-noarch-1.txz
  • a/ntfs-3g-2016.2.22-i586-1.txz
    Shared library .so-version bump.
  • ap/cups-filters-1.8.3-i586-1.txz
  • ap/sudo-1.8.16-i586-1.txz
  • ap/zsh-5.2-i586-1.txz
  • l/libevent-2.0.22-i586-1.txz
    Multiple integer overflows in the evbuffer API allow context-dependent
    attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have other unspecified
    impact via “insanely large inputs” to the (1) evbuffer_add,
    (2) evbuffer_expand, or (3) bufferevent_write function, which triggers a
    heap-based buffer overflow or an infinite loop.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • l/polkit-0.113-i586-1.txz
    Polkit config format change: Uses “.rules” files rather than “.pkla”, and
    the rules files are JavaScript. Thanks to Robby Workman.
  • l/polkit-gnome-0.105-i586-1.txz
    Thanks to Robby Workman.
  • n/irssi-0.8.19-i586-1.txz
  • n/nmap-7.11-i586-1.txz
  • xap/mozilla-thunderbird-38.7.1-i586-1.txz
    This update contains security fixes and improvements.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • kde/ktouch-4.14.3-i586-3.txz
    Patched to fix performance issues. Thanks to Andrzej Telszewski.
  • n/NetworkManager-1.0.10-i586-5.txz
    Patched rc.networkmanager to only attempt to kill wpa_supplicant on shutdown
    using the first .pid found in /var/run or /run. Otherwise if those
    directories are symlinked or bind mounted together there will be a race
    condition that may result in an error message.
    I'm still not certain that rc.networkmanager should be messing with
    wpa_supplicant. What about cases where NetworkManager might be configured to
    *not* manage the wireless interfaces at all?
    Luckily, there is rarely any reason for stopping NetworkManager (outside of
    shutdown or reboot), or for restarting it.
  • news/2016/03/25/slackware-14.2-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 6 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi