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[bug#32508] [PATCH] gnu: libx11: Replace with 1.6.6 [security fixes].

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#32508] [PATCH] gnu: libx11: Replace with 1.6.6 [security fixes].
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:37:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 04:59:47PM +0200, Marius Bakke wrote:
>> This fixes CVE-2018-14599, CVE-2018-14600, and CVE-2018-14598.
>> * gnu/packages/xorg.scm (libx11)[replacement]: New field.
>> (libx11-1.6.6): New public variable.
> Thanks!


>> +;; Replacement package to fix multiple security bugs:
>> +;; <>.
>> +(define-public libx11-1.6.6
>> +  (package/inherit libx11
> Does it need to use package/inherit? My understanding is that procedure
> is primarily useful for packages that inherit from another package foo,
> when foo is being grafted. For example, the current situation with
> cups-minimal and cups.

Correct, it’s not required in this case but it doesn’t hurt.


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