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From: Slackware Security Team (securitySLACKWARE.COM)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 14:03:42 CST

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    Sudo 1.6.3p6 is now available for Slackware 7.1 and Slackware -current.
    This release fixes a known buffer overflow, which could be used by
    malicious users to compromise parts of the system. If you rely on Sudo
    and use one of the above versions of Slackware, it is recommended that you
    upgrade to the new sudo.tgz package for the version you're running.

    Detailed information about Sudo can be obtained from the official web
    site:

       http://www.courtesan.com/sudo/

     ===================================
     sudo 1.6.3p6 AVAILABLE - (sudo.tgz)
     ===================================

      A buffer overflow exists in the version of Sudo in Slackware 7.1 and
      -current. Upgrading to sudo 1.6.3p6 addresses this problem. Packages
      available:

         For Slackware -current:
         ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slakware/ap1/sudo.tgz

         For Slackware 7.1:
         ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-7.1/patches/packages/sudo.tgz

      For verification purposes, we provide the following checksums:

         For Slackware -current:
            16-bit "sum" checksum:
            06790 118 sudo.tgz

            128-bit MD5 message digest:
            54eb7f61b7e7ef17a204af6369218d7d sudo.tgz

         For Slackware 7.1:
            16-bit "sum" checksum:
            02323 118 sudo.tgz

            128-bit MD5 message digest:
            8e5453142a9beab02384d26a323273eb sudo.tgz

      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE sudo.tgz PACKAGE:
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Make sure that no one is running sudo. Backup any configuration files
      for sudo, then run this command as root:

             # upgradepkg sudo.tgz

      Thew version will be installed on the system and the old one will be
      removed.

    Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
    upgrading packages.

    - Slackware Linux Security Team
      http://www.slackware.com

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