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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-9236
2008-10-30 11:42:30
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Name        : ed
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 1.1
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/ed/
Summary     : The GNU line editor
Description :
Ed is a line-oriented text editor, used to create, display, and modify
text files (both interactively and via shell scripts).  For most
purposes, ed has been replaced in normal usage by full-screen editors
(emacs and vi, for example).

Ed was the original UNIX editor, and may be used by some programs.  In
general, however, you probably don't need to install it and you probably
won't use it.

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Update Information:

ed is a line-oriented text editor, used to create, display, and modify  text
files (both interactively and via shell scripts).    A heap-based buffer
overflow was discovered in the way ed, the GNU line  editor, processed long file
names. An attacker could create a file with a  specially-crafted name that could
possibly execute an arbitrary code when  opened in the ed editor.
(CVE-2008-3916)    Users of ed should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains  a backported patch to resolve this issue.
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ChangeLog:

* Wed Oct 29 2008 Karsten Hopp <karsten@redhat.com> 1.1-1
- update to lastest version, fixes CVE-2008-3916
* Tue Jun 24 2008 Karsten Hopp <karsten@redhat.com> 0.9-1
- version 0.9
* Sun Mar 23 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa@redhat.com> - 0.8-3
- fix license tag
* Tue Feb 19 2008 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@fedoraproject.org> - 0.8-2
- Autorebuild for GCC 4.3
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #466094 - CVE-2008-3916 ed: Heap-based buffer overflow (arb. code execution) [F8]
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466094
  [ 2 ] Bug #466095 - CVE-2008-3916 ed: Heap-based buffer overflow (arb. code execution) [F9]
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466095
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ed' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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