Fedora Core 3 Update: sharutils-4.2.1-22.1.FC3
Posted on: 04/01/2005 04:24 PM

A sharutils security update has been released for Fedora Core 3

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : sharutils
Version : 4.2.1
Release : 22.1.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.


* Thu Mar 31 2005 Than Ngo lt;than@redhat.comgt; 4.2.1-22.1.FC3

- apply patch to fix multiple buffer overflows #152574

This update can be downloaded from:

df4a4a01dcbe7fbb544847478aecf4a5 SRPMS/sharutils-4.2.1-22.1.FC3.src.rpm
1055ee07d931b09552277514bf83a50c x86_64/sharutils-4.2.1-22.1.FC3.x86_64.rpm
cf3bef5c2a37e560fef8486280fed96b i386/sharutils-4.2.1-22.1.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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