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Security update for sharutils

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(Last modified: 30APR2004)


solutions Security update for sharutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8a7e6b034f82b227531c90369f94d3a3)

Applies to

Package: sharutils
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20040430
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using shar should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Security Fix:
This update fixes a buffer overflow in shar while handling the '-o'
commandline option. This buffer overflow in conjunction with
other systems can be abused to execute commands remotely.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh sharutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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