[SECURITY] Fedora 22 Update: mksh-50f-1.fc22

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Fedora Update Notification
2015-04-21 13:46:01

Name        : mksh
Product     : Fedora 22
Version     : 50f
Release     : 1.fc22
URL         : https://www.mirbsd.org/mksh.htm
Summary     : MirBSD enhanced version of the Korn Shell
Description :
mksh is the MirBSD enhanced version of the Public Domain Korn shell (pdksh),
a bourne-compatible shell which is largely similar to the original AT&T Korn
shell. It includes bug fixes and feature improvements in order to produce a
modern, robust shell good for interactive and especially script use, being a
bourne shell replacement, pdksh successor and an alternative to the C shell.

Update Information:

R50f is a required security and bugfix release:

  * Add a patch marker for vendor patch versioning to mksh.1
  * SECURITY: make unset HISTFILE actually work
  * Document some more issues with the current history code
  * Remove some unused code
  * RCSID-only sync with OpenBSD, for bogus and irrelevant changes
  * Also disable field splitting for alias 'local=	ypeset'
  * Fix read -n-1 to not be identical to read -N-1
  * Several fixes and improvements to lksh(1) and mksh(1) manpages
  * More code (int → size_t), comment and testsuite fixes
  * Make dot.mkshrc more robust (LP#1441853)
  * Fix issues with IFS='' read, found by edualbus
  * Fix integer overflows related to file descriptor parsing, found by Pawel Wylecial (LP#1440685); reduce memory usage for I/O redirs
  * Document in the manpage how to set ±U according to the current locale settings via LANG/LC_* parameters (cf. Debian #782225)
  * Some code cleanup and restructuring
  * Handle number parsing and storing more carefully

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

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