Scientific Linux Security Update : ed on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ed package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3916

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