Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bunch of Security Updates

Patrick has released bunch of security updates for Slackware 13.0 and above up to Slackware-Current. Slackware 13.0, which was released in 2009 is still supported until now and next year, it will reach 5 years of long term support, so users running Slackware 13.0 should get ready to migrate to newer version suppose support for this version will be terminated next year.

Anyway, here are the updates:
  • libjpeg: Rebuilt to fix use of uninitialized memory (13.0 and above)
  • libiodbc: Upgraded to 3.52.8 (13.1 and above)
  • ruby: Upgraded to 1.9.3_p484 (13.1 and above)
  • llvm: Rebuilt to exclude the build directories from the rpath (14.0 and above)
  • seamonkey: Upgraded to 2.23 (14.0 and above)
  • seamonkey-solibs: Upgraded to 2.23 (14.0 and above)
  • firefox: Upgraded to 24.2.0 ESR (14.1), Upgraded to 26.0 (current)
  • thunderbird: Upgraded to 24.2.0
  • cairo: rebuilt to remove --enable-xcb-shm and --enable-xlib-xcb to improve stability with GTK+3 and fix GIMP slowdown on rotate functions. Also adding --enable-ft and --enable-gl build parameter.