[SECURITY] Fedora 20 Update: ctags-5.8-16.fc20

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Fedora Update Notification
2014-10-01 03:28:04

Name        : ctags
Product     : Fedora 20
Version     : 5.8
Release     : 16.fc20
URL         : http://ctags.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : A C programming language indexing and/or cross-reference tool
Description :
Ctags generates an index (or tag) file of C language objects found in
C source and header files.  The index makes it easy for text editors or
other utilities to locate the indexed items.  Ctags can also generate a
cross reference file which lists information about the various objects
found in a set of C language files in human readable form.  Exuberant
Ctags improves on ctags because it can find all types of C language tags,
including macro definitions, enumerated values (values inside enum{...}),
function and method definitions, enum/struct/union tags, external
function prototypes, typedef names and variable declarations.  Exuberant
Ctags is far less likely to be fooled by code containing #if preprocessor
conditional constructs than ctags.  Exuberant ctags supports output of
Emacs style TAGS files and can be used to print out a list of selected
objects found in source files.

Install ctags if you are going to use your system for C programming.

Update Information:

A denial of service issue was discovered in ctags. This could lead to excessive CPU and disk space consumption.

This update resolves this issue

* Tue Sep 30 2014 Than Ngo <than at redhat.com> - 5.8-16
- CVE-2014-7204, denial of service issue
* Sat Aug 16 2014 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 5.8-15
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_22_Mass_Rebuild
* Sat Jun  7 2014 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 5.8-14
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Mass_Rebuild
* Mon Apr 14 2014 Jaromir Capik <jcapik at redhat.com> - 5.8-13
- Fixing format-security flaws (#1037028)

  [ 1 ] Bug #1147339 - CVE-2014-7204 ctags: possible denial of service

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

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