[Slackbuilds-users] Concerning: [slackware-security] pidgin (SSA:2012-195-02)

Black Rider black_rider at esdebian.org
Sun Jul 15 10:49:52 UTC 2012

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There are times when vulnerabilities are not quickly addressed in SBo,
because it takes time to update/approve the new updates in the
repository. However, I must sincerely declare that I use over 50
SlackBuilded packages and they rarely have brought a meaningful security
hole to my system.

El Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:48:31 -0700
"Bradley D. Thornton" <Bradley at NorthTech.US> escribió:
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> On 07/14/2012 11:49 AM, Slackware Security Team wrote:
> > 
> > [slackware-security]  pidgin (SSA:2012-195-02)
> > 
> > New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
> > 13.37, and -current to fix security issues.
> Something that I had thought about bringing up in the past but always
> ended up not being addressed due to other 'things' I needed to do...
> Anyway, I was taken aback for a second when I got the email above, but
> only for a second. I had to think to myself, "Is Pidgin Mainline
> Slack? Oh yeah, it is.", that's why I'm getting the alert.
> But there are plenty of SBo's that we don't get any sort of security
> notification on, and while it is prudent to follow the security lists
> for any such app that you install, I think that with regards to SBo's
> most of us don't follow the upstream devs security announcement lists.
> Has there been any discussion on SBo providing links or any sort of
> distribution of security news or announcements for SBo's supported
> here?
> IOW, once an SBo, say 'htop' goes mainline Slack, then security issues
> for that app are monitored by the Slackware team and we receive
> announcements via the Slackware Security list or via a tail of the
> Changelog.
> So it may be a good thing if we had something like that here at SBo
> for announcements concerning SlackBuilds that are carried here.
> Kindest regards,
> - -- 
> Bradley D. Thornton
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