Saturday, September 1, 2012

Slackware Linux 14.0 RC4

Release candidate four for Slackware Linux 14.0 is out: "Well, we fixed a lot of bugs and took some upgrades that we pretty much needed to take since they were important bug and/or security fixes, so it looks like we'll need to have a 14.0 release candidate 4 and another (last?) round of testing. Hopefully the fourth time is the charm!" One of the critical security patches were applied to glibc: "Patched multiple integer overflows in the strtod, strtof, strtold, and strtod_l functions in stdlib in the GNU C Library allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow." See the distribution's changelog for a full list of changes. Download links to the daily unofficial DVD installation images built by Eric Hameleers: slackware-current-install-dvd.iso (2,320MB, MD5), slackware64-current-install-dvd.iso (2,274MB, MD5).

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