[SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: sharutils-4.2.1-22.2.FC3

Than Ngo than at redhat.com
Thu Apr 14 17:11:50 UTC 2005

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : sharutils
Version     : 4.2.1
Release     : 22.2.FC3
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.


* Mon Apr 11 2005 Than Ngo <than at redhat.com> 4.2.1-22.2.FC3

- apply debian patch to fix insecure temporary file creation
  in unshar #154049, CAN-2005-0990

This update can be downloaded from:

fc07dcf37e66806304cee15aa08cb25e  SRPMS/sharutils-4.2.1-22.2.FC3.src.rpm
a7e0a420752de2891694471293c33d9b  x86_64/sharutils-4.2.1-22.2.FC3.x86_64.rpm
95cd246dd03612edb6962cfc23c6beb9  i386/sharutils-4.2.1-22.2.FC3.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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