Fedora Core 3 Update: sharutils-4.2.1-22.2.FC3
Posted on: 04/14/2005 02:53 PM

A sharutils security update is available for Fedora Core 3

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 lt;than@redhat.comgt; 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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