Thursday, August 22, 2013

Security Update: hplip, poppler, and xpdf

Three security vulnerabilities has been fixed in the recent Slackware updates: hplip, poppler, and xpdf. Some of them are backported to earlier Slackware releases back to Slackware 12.1.

Meanwhile, on the -current branch, the default kernel stock has been upgraded to the latest version of 3.10.x branch: 3.10.9 which was released yesterday. Greg decided to change his -Stable tree rule so that new patches must wait until new RC comes out from Linus' tree before it gets backported to his tree. This way, accidents like in 3.10.8 announcement will hopefully not happened again.

Calligra is also upgraded to 2.7.2 along with some translations, zlib and pixman are upgraded as well as several XOrg packages and drivers, both in main x/ and testing/ directory. Lastly, thumbler is rebuilt due to other changes happening on this cycle.

I'm hoping that Pat will pull Samba 4.0.9 and GnuPG 2.0.21 before Slackware 14.1 comes out