Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ed (MDVSA-2008:200)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in GNU ed that allowed
context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code
via a long filename (CVE-2008-3916).

This update provides GNU ed 1.0, which is not vulnerable to this

Solution :

Update the affected ed package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37658 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-200.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3916

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