Slackware64-14.2 ChangeLog (2016-02-03)

Wed Feb 3 22:39:25 UTC 2016

Welcome to Slackware 14.2 beta 2. Getting closer. :-)
  • a/coreutils-8.25-x86_64-1.txz
  • a/glibc-zoneinfo-2016a-noarch-1.txz
  • a/kernel-firmware-20160201git-noarch-1.txz
  • a/kernel-generic-4.4.1-x86_64-1.txz
  • a/kernel-huge-4.4.1-x86_64-1.txz
  • a/kernel-modules-4.4.1-x86_64-1.txz
  • a/lvm2-2.02.141-x86_64-1.txz
  • a/openssl-solibs-1.0.2f-x86_64-1.txz
  • ap/cups-filters-1.8.1-x86_64-1.txz
  • ap/dmidecode-3.0-x86_64-1.txz
  • ap/soma-2.10.4-noarch-1.txz
  • d/binutils-2.26-x86_64-1.txz
  • d/cmake-3.4.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • d/kernel-headers-4.4.1-x86-1.txz
  • d/mercurial-3.6.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • d/oprofile-1.1.0-x86_64-1.txz
  • d/python-setuptools-19.6-x86_64-1.txz
  • k/kernel-source-4.4.1-noarch-1.txz
    CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_ONDEMAND n → y
    CPU_FREQ_DEFAULT_GOV_USERSPACE y → n
    CPU_FREQ_GOV_CONSERVATIVE m → y
    CPU_FREQ_GOV_ONDEMAND m → y
    CPU_FREQ_GOV_PERFORMANCE m → y
    CPU_FREQ_GOV_POWERSAVE m → y
  • l/gst-plugins-base-1.6.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/gst-plugins-good-1.6.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/gstreamer-1.6.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/gtk+3-3.18.7-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/harfbuzz-1.1.3-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/librsvg-2.40.13-x86_64-1.txz
  • l/pulseaudio-8.0-x86_64-1.txz
    Set “flat-volumes = no” in daemon.conf.new by default.
  • n/openssl-1.0.2f-x86_64-1.txz
    This update fixes the following security issues:
    DH small subgroups (CVE-2016-0701).
    SSLv2 doesn't block disabled ciphers (CVE-2015-3197).
    For more information, see:
    https://openssl.org/news/secadv/20160128.txt
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3197
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-0701
    (* Security fix *)
  • n/php-5.6.17-x86_64-1.txz
    This release fixes security issues.
    For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1903
    (* Security fix *)
  • n/proftpd-1.3.5a-x86_64-1.txz
  • n/traceroute-2.0.21-x86_64-1.txz
  • x/xterm-322-x86_64-1.txz
  • xap/MPlayer-1.2_20160125-x86_64-1.txz
    This is the latest MPlayer-1.2 branch, identical to the 1.2.1 stable release.
    The bundled ffmpeg has been upgraded to 2.8.5, which fixes two security
    issues by which a remote attacker may conduct a cross-origin attack and read
    arbitrary files on the system.
    For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1897
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1898
    (* Security fix *)
  • xap/mozilla-firefox-44.0-x86_64-1.txz
    This compiles properly with -O2 optimization again.
    This release contains security fixes and improvements.
    For more information, see:
    http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html
    (* Security fix *)
  • xap/pidgin-2.10.12-x86_64-1.txz
  • kernels/*
  • a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-28.txz
    rc.6: Change command variable to shutdown_command to avoid conflicting with
    a same-named variable in rc.networkmanager. Thanks to Antonio Maretzek.
    Added new script rc.cpufreq to set CPU frequency scaling.
    If executable, it will be run from rc.M.
  • ap/gutenprint-5.2.11-x86_64-2.txz
    Run cups-genppdupdate after installing. Thanks to Lukasz Wieczorek.
  • l/gtk+2-2.24.29-x86_64-2.txz
    In /usr/share/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, specify Adwaita as the icon theme, and Tango as
    a fallback. This fixes icon issues when using fluxbox and other more basic
    window managers. Thanks to schmatzler and dTd.
  • l/seamonkey-solibs-2.39-x86_64-3.txz
  • xap/seamonkey-2.39-x86_64-3.txz
    Recompiled with -Os optimization to fix random crashes.
  • xap/xine-lib-1.2.6-x86_64-7.txz
    Rebuilt against ffmpeg-2.8.5, which fixes two security issues by which a
    remote attacker may conduct a cross-origin attack and read arbitrary files
    on the system.
    For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1897
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1898
    (* Security fix *)
  • isolinux/initrd.img
  • usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img
  • xap/gparted-0.25.0-x86_64-1.txz
    Thanks to Erik W. Hanson.
  • xap/hexchat-2.10.2-x86_64-1.txz
    This package replaces xchat.
  • xap/xchat-2.8.8-x86_64-11.txz
  • news/2016/02/03/slackware64-14.2-changelog.txt
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  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi