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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:23:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security]  ppp (SSA:2015-111-11)

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[slackware-security]  ppp (SSA:2015-111-11)

New ppp packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1,
and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/ppp-2.4.5-i486-3_slack14.1.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed a potential security issue in parsing option files.
  Fixed remotely triggerable PID overflow that causes pppd to crash.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.0 package:
30d20e64656991fdfb2017a32d311124  ppp-2.4.4-i486-2_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
d6d3040cc8aab3b8b88198f0cc101491  ppp-2.4.4-i486-2_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
d53159984b0b36c235b26dcee0b20bbd  ppp-2.4.5-i486-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
884672494eb0a1a69a5a2eb41b106375  ppp-2.4.5-x86_64-2_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
d53159984b0b36c235b26dcee0b20bbd  ppp-2.4.5-i486-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
884672494eb0a1a69a5a2eb41b106375  ppp-2.4.5-x86_64-2_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 package:
d53159984b0b36c235b26dcee0b20bbd  ppp-2.4.5-i486-2_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
884672494eb0a1a69a5a2eb41b106375  ppp-2.4.5-x86_64-2_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
0b687906618d09cf2bc93ef9a781d0d3  ppp-2.4.5-i486-3_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
d8c95b3ba96c6bac307e2e0be6652f5e  ppp-2.4.5-x86_64-3_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
ada5abf34078375e729a8bc0440daab6  n/ppp-2.4.7-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
ef6aa765fe16ac49b81f9d6a239f314a  n/ppp-2.4.7-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ppp-2.4.5-i486-3_slack14.1.txz


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