The remote host is missing an update as announced via advisory SSA:2004-110-01.
New utempter packages are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix a security issue. (Slackware 9.1 was the first version of Slackware to use the libutempter library, and earlier versions of Slackware are not affected by this issue) The utempter package provides a utility and shared library that allows terminal applications such as xterm and screen to update /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp without requiring root privileges. Steve Grubb has identified an issue with utempter-0.5.2 where under certain circumstances an attacker could cause it to overwrite files through a symlink. This has been addressed by upgrading the utempter package to use Dmitry V. Levin's new implementation of libutempter that does not have this bug. More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0233