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Splack at the SPARC Howto

I have just been notified that that SPARC howto has been modified to include a mention to this distribution.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SPARC-HOWTO-12.html

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2003-11-07

*Security Fix* zlib

patches/packages/zlib.tgz: Upgraded to zlib-1.1.4.
This fixes a security problem which may introduce vulnerabilities into any program that links with zlib. Quoting the advisory on zlib.org:

"Depending upon how and where the zlib routines are called from the given program, the resulting vulnerability may have one or more of the following impacts: denial of service, information leakage, or execution of arbitrary code."... read more

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-03-15

*Security Fix* mod_php

patches/packages/mod_php.tgz: Upgraded to PHP 4.1.2.

This fixes several security problems in the POST handling code used for uploading files through forms. All sites using PHP are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

A workaround for securing systems running PHP 4.0.3 or above (which includes Slackware 8.0) is to add this directive to the php.ini:

file_uploads = Off

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-03-15

*Security Fix* Openssh

The package that fixes this vulnerabiliy is available at the issuall locations.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-03-12

Splack Linux gets mentioned at sun.com!

Splack is mentioned at the sun page dedicated to linux distributions that work on UltraSparc hardware.

Please check out:
http://www.sun.com/software/linux/compatibility/ultralinux/

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-03-06

Splack project @ Freshmeat

The Splack Linux project has just been added as a project at Freshmeat.

You can check it out at http://freshmeat.net/projects/splack/

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-02-07

*Security Fix* rsync

Upgrade or I will smack you!

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-31

*Security Fix* xchat

There is a security issue with the current xchat version. Please upgrade to get rid of this.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-22

*Security Fix* sudo and at packages

You know the story... you know what to do.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-22

*Security Fix* pine

The pine package has been updated to pine 4.44 in order to fix a vulnerability with pine 4.33. Please read the ChangeLog.txt from more information.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-14

*Security fix*, glibc, glibcso

The splack packages that fixes the buffer overflow with the glob function at glibc are now available at the /patches directory of the Splack repository.

It is adviced that you upgrade this packages as soon as posible.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-14

I need some sun4c and a JavaStation

I need some one to compile the kernel package for the sun4c arquitecture (AFAIK, it can be one of the following SS's: SLC, ELC, IPC, IPX, 1, 1+ or 2) and for the JavaStation.

I don't actually need to have the machines here, I just need someone to run compile the kernels for me and then send me the files I need.

Help apreciated.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-11

/people dir added

Its just me in here, probably other developers will store files in here.

In my dir you can find a rsync 2.5.1 package. Others to come.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-09

mutt security fix available

Upgraded to mutt-1.2.5.1 to fix a security problem in the address handling code. Mutt users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-08

/patches added (Security fixes)

A new directory called patches was added to the root of splack-current.

It includes the latest fixes to the vulnerabilities found in slackware 8.0, but compiled for splack.

Please update your boxes.

Posted by Alvaro Figueroa Cabezas 2002-01-07