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Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 23:37:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security]  procps-ng (SSA:2018-142-03)

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[slackware-security]  procps-ng (SSA:2018-142-03)

New procps-ng packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/procps-ng-3.3.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz:  Upgraded.
  Shared library .so-version bump.
  This update fixes bugs and security issues:
  library: Fix integer overflow and LPE in file2strvec
  library: Use size_t for alloc functions
  pgrep: Fix stack-based buffer overflow
  ps: Fix buffer overflow in output buffer, causing DOS
  top: Don't use cwd for location of config
  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 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.2 package:
4ca549250bc7dd3aae5e2e3f48fa6ed9  procps-ng-3.3.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
da931c37438fd3705830f92758611e0c  procps-ng-3.3.15-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
123adafbc9126dd17466d03d00f59d66  a/procps-ng-3.3.15-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
a04760fe9c39dc07c99621c83ffd1c39  a/procps-ng-3.3.15-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg procps-ng-3.3.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz


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