Fedora 9 : ed-1.1-1.fc9 (2008-9263)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34676


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ed package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34676

File Name: fedora_2008-9263.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/10/31

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ed, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3916

BID: 30815

FEDORA: 2008-9263

CWE: 119