(RHSA-2008:0946) Moderate: ed security update

2008-10-21T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2008:0946
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2019-03-22T23:42:43

Description

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.