Friday, September 14, 2012

Two Security Updates: Bind and Patch

Two security updates were released on -Current and -Stable branch today. They are BIND and Patch. BIND is upgraded to prevent crash on named when receiving a crafted record. Patch is a new major release since December 2009, but since it contains security fixes, Pat decided to take it in into Slackware 14.0.

There are several enhancement on this update as well and they are listed below:
  • Less is upgraded to 451
  • Shadow is rebuilt to add scanner in default group in adduser command
  • sysvinit-scripts is rebuilt to run rc.udev in all runlevel again
  • libsoup is rebuilt to add the static file .la again