Saturday, 4 August 2018

This Week's Slackware Current Updates in Review

Hi folks, quite a good number of updates again last week, including two kernel upgrades, now at 4.14.60, and a long expected upgrade to the Mozilla SeaMonkey Suite to 2.49.4. Also upgraded have been hplip printer driver, harfbuzz, python to name a few and a new glibc has been added to the testing directory. Apart from these updates, I am back on Slackware full-time as this is the best distribution to run on my hardware without throwing a hissy fit. Absolute Linux review coming up shortly.

Sat Aug 4 07:38:34 UTC 2018
a/dbus-1.12.10-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-4.14.60-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.14.60-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.14.60-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-4.14.60-x86-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/mercurial-4.7-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/rust-1.28.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-4.14.60-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/blueman-2.0.6-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Allow users in the netdev group to make changes.
       Thanks to voleg, kgha, and zakame.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
kernels/*: Upgraded.
testing/packages/glibc-2.28-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Fixed compile issues when linking with libpthread.
testing/packages/glibc-i18n-2.28-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
testing/packages/glibc-profile-2.28-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
testing/packages/glibc-solibs-2.28-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
+--------------------------+
Thu Aug 2 20:12:10 UTC 2018
ap/hplip-3.18.7-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/harfbuzz-1.8.5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/lftp-4.8.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       It has been discovered that lftp up to and including version 4.8.3 does
       not properly sanitize remote file names, leading to a loss of integrity
       on the local system when reverse mirroring is used. A remote attacker
       may trick a user to use reverse mirroring on an attacker controlled FTP
       server, resulting in the removal of all files in the current working
       directory of the victim's system.
       For more information, see:
       https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-10916
       (* Security fix *)
x/fonttosfnt-1.0.5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
+--------------------------+
Wed Aug 1 22:38:53 UTC 2018
ap/man-db-2.8.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/gdb-8.1.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/python-pip-18.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/python-setuptools-40.0.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/python3-3.6.6-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libpcap-1.9.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/pango-1.42.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/libdrm-2.4.93-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/blueman-2.0.6-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This update fixes an issue where blueman-mechanism did not enforce the
       polkit action 'org.blueman.network.setup' for which a polkit policy is
       shipped. This meant that any user with access to the D-Bus system bus was
       able to access the related API without authentication. The result was an
       unspecified impact on the networking stack.
       Thanks to Matthias Gerstner for discovering this issue.
       (* Security fix *)
testing/packages/glibc-2.28-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
       These packages are in /testing pending FTBFS analysis. They seem to work
       fine here, but with a few header file deprecations and some other
       possible API changes and incompatibilities (see the NEWS file), I expect
       there will be some changes required to various packages. Feel free to
       test them out though. Because of changes to the way glibc is built and
       installed that started with the glibc-2.27 packages, you can upgrade to
       these packages and also (if you wish) downgrade back to glibc-2.27 using
       upgradepkg.
testing/packages/glibc-i18n-2.28-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
testing/packages/glibc-profile-2.28-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
testing/packages/glibc-solibs-2.28-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
+--------------------------+
Tue Jul 31 05:53:40 UTC 2018
a/kernel-firmware-20180730_7b5835f-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/fuse-2.9.8-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gdbm-1.17-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/seamonkey-solibs-2.49.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/utf8proc-2.2.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/seamonkey-2.49.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This update contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.49.4
       (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Sun Jul 29 08:27:12 UTC 2018
a/kernel-generic-4.14.59-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.14.59-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.14.59-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-4.14.59-x86-1.txz: Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-4.14.59-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/mesa-18.1.5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
kernels/*: Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.

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