X11R6.8.1 released

Ismail Donmez kde at myrealbox.com
Wed Sep 15 06:48:15 PDT 2004

http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.1/src/xorg-6.8.0-to-6.8.1.patch gives 
permission error.


On Wednesday 15 September 2004 16:16, Daniel Stone wrote:
> The X.Org Foundation is pleased to announce X11R6.8.1, the latest
> stable release of X.Org, the X standard implementation.
> This version is purely a security release, addressing multiple integer
> and stack overflows in libXpm, the X Pixmap library; all known versions
> of X (both XFree86 and X.Org) are affected, so all users of X are
> strongly encouraged to upgrade.  Vendors should have patches available
> for their versions of X.
> The CVE numbers for these vulnerabilities are CAN-2004-0687 (integer
> overflows) and CAN-2004-0688 (stack overflows).
> For the 6.8.1 release, two choices have been provided -- the standard
> set of seven tarballs, and a single tarball.
> If you download the traditional split tarballs, the first three contain
> everything except the fonts and general X11 documentation.  Those three
> are sufficient for building X11R6.8 if you already have a set of fonts.
> The fourth and fifth contain the fonts.  The sixth contains the source
> for the general X11 documentation.  The seventh contains the general
> X11 documentation in hardcopy format.
> For the single tarball (xorg-6.8.0.tar.gz), everything described in the
> previous paragraph is available in the single tarball.
> Downloads are available from:
> 	http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.1/src/
> --
> Daniel Stone                                           
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