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Slackware Security Advisory - grub Updates

Slackware Security Advisory - grub Updates
Posted Dec 18, 2015
Authored by Slackware Security Team | Site slackware.com

Slackware Security Advisory - New grub packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to fix a security issue.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, slackware
advisories | CVE-2015-8370
MD5 | e1fe8dc867f607df7a542486554d4972

Slackware Security Advisory - grub Updates

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[slackware-security] grub (SSA:2015-351-01)

New grub packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to
fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/grub-2.00-i486-3_slack14.1.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched bug where password protection during system startup may be
bypassed by hitting the backspace key 28 times giving a rescue shell.
Thanks to Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-8370
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


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

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating 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 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/patches/packages/grub-2.00-i486-3_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/patches/packages/grub-2.00-x86_64-3_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/grub-2.00-i586-3.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/a/grub-2.00-x86_64-3.txz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 14.1 package:
5de408a0c4faa8c4cb7fbf926d983b17 grub-2.00-i486-3_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
8c7c4da23a03536fc5306fce459d0695 grub-2.00-x86_64-3_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
5a416c513f561c91bb8fc1387f6622d3 a/grub-2.00-i586-3.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
37119f35ad70e576303636cd3e9b4f0e a/grub-2.00-x86_64-3.txz


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

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg grub-2.00-i486-3_slack14.1.txz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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