automake and Slackware 14.1

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi folks, I was building packages and generally tinkering when I noticed automake version in 14.1 is 1.11.5. Automake's website shows there's version 1.11.6 out since July 2012 with a CVE. I know I can update the package locally. Just wanted to put this out here so a -stable update can be considered by Pat. Quote: Please note that Automake 1.12.2 and Automake 1.11.6 fix a security issue (CVE-2012-3386) present in the make distcheck rules of all packages using Automake. See here for details. The other question, out of curiosity, is why are we so behind w (HowTos)