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Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  git (SSA:2009-051-02)

New git packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to
fix security issues.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3546

There are other security issues related to gitweb, which Slackware does not
ship, but could be added to a Slackware install.  These problems are also
fixed with this update.  The CVE entries for the gitweb issues may be found
here:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5516
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5517


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz:  Upgraded to git-1.6.1.3.
  This fixes a vulnerability where running git-diff or git-grep on a hostile
  git repository would result in the execution of arbirary code as the git user.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3546
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/d/git-1.6.1.3-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 12.0 package:
6c6af465722ff0abd8a796305ad4af21  git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
362ac15da4f60b84b40b1ee0d4b60890  git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
0766dc7d31229d4af357931a569cf38a  git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
69183cb0801be615924fc4c870bc9fb8  git-1.6.1.3-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg git-1.6.1.3-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz 


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