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Security Advisory Moderate: ed security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0946-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2008-10-21
Last updated on: 2008-10-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-3916

Details

An updated ed package that fixes one security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

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

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.src.rpm     MD5: 7d9671611516fa9ef5a484302c7fb211
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 334914ebbd24aa6ea42d78ddf3807a6a
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0363547d7064e03c319ac043d9b33a73
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.i386.rpm     MD5: 66d314ecfc9b35e91021cabd5d9973e3
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.ia64.rpm     MD5: fe8e026ddd59bac720916f86fd56f810
 
PPC:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.ppc.rpm     MD5: 8acfb920fe57eb1437c99d663d648638
 
s390x:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.s390x.rpm     MD5: b900992023b373b40585d58621885195
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 170b2d90bdee2903f27978b988815b92
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-21.1.src.rpm     MD5: c17ea86c27b0f5ead6a918342e01fc7e
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-21.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 417c5fef1684249f33ce510a94c76851
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-21.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 4783845e26fba07f37bc163c99d3e86c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.src.rpm     MD5: 7d9671611516fa9ef5a484302c7fb211
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 334914ebbd24aa6ea42d78ddf3807a6a
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: be0ad99b9ad9d12f6dd033127480f52c
 
PPC:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: eeb3f2a6dea4b4d0e9df6481d0e2d4a2
 
s390:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.s390.rpm     MD5: f71eab6c9ac162d96ab38239b63835f9
 
s390x:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: f5ec482ad1ac236d74b0e9b718862bcd
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0363547d7064e03c319ac043d9b33a73
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 5b1828d7c81742a724c8844a19faca19
 
PPC:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 7702fdb9cf1f8968ee086b2d422cbcc0
 
s390:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.s390.rpm     MD5: a67cfee48693ce684b37bd9bef7904f1
 
s390x:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: a9c37641c975887e1ca685d42343b9e9
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 5b1828d7c81742a724c8844a19faca19
 
PPC:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 7702fdb9cf1f8968ee086b2d422cbcc0
 
s390:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.s390.rpm     MD5: a67cfee48693ce684b37bd9bef7904f1
 
s390x:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: a9c37641c975887e1ca685d42343b9e9
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.i386.rpm     MD5: 66d314ecfc9b35e91021cabd5d9973e3
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 170b2d90bdee2903f27978b988815b92
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-21.1.src.rpm     MD5: c17ea86c27b0f5ead6a918342e01fc7e
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-21.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 417c5fef1684249f33ce510a94c76851
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.src.rpm     MD5: 7d9671611516fa9ef5a484302c7fb211
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 334914ebbd24aa6ea42d78ddf3807a6a
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: be0ad99b9ad9d12f6dd033127480f52c
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0363547d7064e03c319ac043d9b33a73
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 5b1828d7c81742a724c8844a19faca19
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 5b1828d7c81742a724c8844a19faca19
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

IA-32:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.i386.rpm     MD5: 66d314ecfc9b35e91021cabd5d9973e3
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.ia64.rpm     MD5: fe8e026ddd59bac720916f86fd56f810
 
PPC:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.ppc.rpm     MD5: 8acfb920fe57eb1437c99d663d648638
 
s390x:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.s390x.rpm     MD5: b900992023b373b40585d58621885195
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-39.el5_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 170b2d90bdee2903f27978b988815b92
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-21.1.src.rpm     MD5: c17ea86c27b0f5ead6a918342e01fc7e
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-21.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 417c5fef1684249f33ce510a94c76851
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.src.rpm     MD5: 7d9671611516fa9ef5a484302c7fb211
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 334914ebbd24aa6ea42d78ddf3807a6a
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: be0ad99b9ad9d12f6dd033127480f52c
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-33.30E.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0363547d7064e03c319ac043d9b33a73
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: ebb9f3a57e315fb64b46ba2c2295a2a1
 
IA-32:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 34c57ca464092e17922e2a54c45ff2ba
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 5b1828d7c81742a724c8844a19faca19
 
x86_64:
ed-0.2-36.el4_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5deeaa2be932ef661a7baa1d795213f5
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
ed-0.2-21.1.src.rpm     MD5: c17ea86c27b0f5ead6a918342e01fc7e
 
IA-64:
ed-0.2-21.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 4783845e26fba07f37bc163c99d3e86c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

462584 - CVE-2008-3916 ed: Heap-based buffer overflow (arb. code execution)


References



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