[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: libvoikko-3.2.1-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-06-14 09:53:36

Name        : libvoikko
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 3.2.1
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://voikko.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Voikko is a library for spellcheckers and hyphenators
Description :
This is libvoikko, library for spellcheckers and hyphenators using Malaga
natural language grammar development tool. The library is written in C.

Currently only Finnish is supported, but the API of the library has been
designed to allow adding support for other languages later. Note however that
Malaga is rather low level tool that requires implementing the whole morphology
of a language as a left associative grammar. Therefore languages that have
simple or even moderately complex morphologies and do not require morphological
analysis in their hyphenators should be implemented using other tools such as

Update Information:

Backport a security fix from version 3.2.1: Fix handling of embedded null characters in input strings entered through the Python interface. The bug could be used to cause denial of service conditions and possibly other problems. Users of these interfaces are recommended to upgrade to this release. Applications that use the native C++ library directly (this includes all well known desktop applications) are not affected by this bug and no changes to the native library have been made in this release.

* Sun Jun 12 2011 Ville-Pekka Vainio <vpivaini AT cs.helsinki.fi> - 3.2.1-1
- New upstream release
- Fixes handling of embedded null characters in input strings entered through
  Python or Java interfaces.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libvoikko' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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