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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61720
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0946
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0946.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:
9.3

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3916
BugTraq ID: 30815
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30815
Bugtraq: 20090227 VMSA-2009-0003 ESX 2.5.5 patch 12 updates service console package ed (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501298/100/0/threaded
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00847.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00873.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-15.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:200
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ed/2008-08/msg00000.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10678
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0946.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020734
http://secunia.com/advisories/32349
http://secunia.com/advisories/32460
http://secunia.com/advisories/33005
http://secunia.com/advisories/38794
http://secunia.com/advisories/43068
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:002 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-01/msg00006.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2642
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3347
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0212
XForce ISS Database: gnued-stripescapes-bo(44643)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44643
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