[SECURITY] Fedora Core 2 Update: sharutils-4.2.1-18.1.FC2

Than Ngo than at redhat.com
Fri Apr 1 10:25:03 UTC 2005

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 2
Name        : sharutils
Version     : 4.2.1
Release     : 18.1.FC2
Summary     : The GNU shar utilities for packaging and unpackaging shell 
Description :
The sharutils package contains the GNU shar utilities, a set of tools
for encoding and decoding packages of files (in binary or text format)
in a special plain text format called shell archives (shar).  This
format can be sent through e-mail (which can be problematic for regular
binary files).  The shar utility supports a wide range of capabilities
(compressing, uuencoding, splitting long files for multi-part
mailings, providing checksums), which make it very flexible at
creating shar files.  After the files have been sent, the unshar tool
scans mail messages looking for shar files.  Unshar automatically
strips off mail headers and introductory text and then unpacks the
shar files.

Install sharutils if you send binary files through e-mail.


* Thu Mar 31 2005 Than Ngo <than at redhat.com> 4.2.1-18.1.FC2

- apply patch to fix multiple buffer overflows #152571
- apply patch to fix buffer overflow in handling of -o option, 
CAN-2004-1772, #123230

This update can be downloaded from:

22f58e3841b4ff9de5eef6e5a8d84ef2  SRPMS/sharutils-4.2.1-18.1.FC2.src.rpm
d31b37a68a56df58a08d10605d2b6c8e  x86_64/sharutils-4.2.1-18.1.FC2.x86_64.rpm
6f7d0c8bc00709ebe55e56635bbea2d9  i386/sharutils-4.2.1-18.1.FC2.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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