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4 Security Patches Coming Through

Five patches (four are security fixes) are going through -Current and -Stable today. Most of them are related to xpdf bugs, except for PCRE. Check the changelog for more detail about the changes. Here's the -Current changelog:

Mon Nov 12 01:25:34 CST 2007
Patched xpdf related bugs.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Patched xpdf related bugs.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

l/pcre-7.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pcre-7.4.
l/poppler-0.6.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to poppler-0.6.2.
This release fixes xpdf related bugs.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

xap/xpdf-3.02pl2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xpdf-3.02pl2.
The pl2 patch fixes a crash in xpdf.
Some theorize that this could be used to execute arbitrary code if an untrusted PDF file is opened, but no real-world examples are known (yet).
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

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