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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0946

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0946.

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.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3916
BugTraq ID: 30815
Bugtraq: 20090227 VMSA-2009-0003 ESX 2.5.5 patch 12 updates service console package ed (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:002 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnued-stripescapes-bo(44643)
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