[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: rpmdevtools-8.3-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-09-03 22:24:57

Name        : rpmdevtools
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 8.3
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : https://fedorahosted.org/rpmdevtools/
Summary     : RPM Development Tools
Description :
This package contains scripts and (X)Emacs support files to aid in
development of RPM packages.
rpmdev-setuptree    Create RPM build tree within user's home directory
rpmdev-diff         Diff contents of two archives
rpmdev-newspec      Creates new .spec from template
rpmdev-rmdevelrpms  Find (and optionally remove) "development" RPMs
rpmdev-checksig     Check package signatures using alternate RPM keyring
rpminfo             Print information about executables and libraries
rpmdev-md5/sha*     Display checksums of all files in an archive file
rpmdev-vercmp       RPM version comparison checker
spectool            Expand and download sources and patches in specfiles
rpmdev-wipetree     Erase all files within dirs created by rpmdev-setuptree
rpmdev-extract      Extract various archives, "tar xvf" style
rpmdev-bumpspec     Bump revision in specfile
...and many more.

Update Information:

Update to upstream version 8.3, fixing among other issues a symlink attack possibility in annotate-output (CVE-2012-3500).


* Sun Sep  2 2012 Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> - 8.3-1
- Update to 8.3.
- Drop specfile constructs no longer needed with Fedora's rpm.
* Sat Jul 21 2012 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 8.2-3
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Mass_Rebuild

  [ 1 ] Bug #841043 - [PATCH] licensecheck "Public domain" output causes truncation
  [ 2 ] Bug #789330 - rpmdev-bumpspec is confused on mysql-workbench spec file
  [ 3 ] Bug #828455 - rpmdev-newspec should use %make_install
  [ 4 ] Bug #853452 - CVE-2012-3500 rpmdevtools: TOCTOU race condition in annotate-output [fedora-all]

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

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