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Fedora 11 Update: xemacs-21.5.29-2.fc11 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora This update fixes multiple buffer overflows when reading large image files, or maliciously created image files whose headers misrepresent the actual image size. The update also addresses multiple font issues, some of which cause warnings on startup. Some warnings remain, however, unless an ISO8859-13 fonts (e.g., terminus) is installed. Also note that some warnings remain on Rawhide pending a resolution for bz 507637.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-8993
2009-08-25 21:40:34
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Name        : xemacs
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 21.5.29
Release     : 2.fc11
URL         : http://www.xemacs.org/
Summary     : Different version of Emacs
Description :
XEmacs is a highly customizable open source text editor and
application development system.  It is protected under the GNU General
Public License and related to other versions of Emacs, in particular
GNU Emacs.  Its emphasis is on modern graphical user interface support
and an open software development model, similar to Linux.

This package contains XEmacs built for X Windows with MULE support.

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Update Information:

This update fixes multiple buffer overflows when reading large image files, or
maliciously created image files whose headers misrepresent the actual image
size.    The update also addresses multiple font issues, some of which cause
warnings on startup.  Some warnings remain, however, unless an ISO8859-13 fonts
(e.g., terminus) is installed.  Also note that some warnings remain on Rawhide
pending a resolution for bz 507637.
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Aug 24 2009 Jerry James  - 21.5.29-2
- Fix image overflow bug (CVE-2009-2688).
- Fix calling xft-font-create-object in non-Xft builds (#512623).
- Rebase patches to eliminate fuzz/offsets.
* Wed May 20 2009 Ville Skyttä  - 21.5.29-1
- Update to 21.5.29; gtk-gcc4, finder-lisp-dir, 3d-athena, autoconf262,
  doc-encodings, revert-modified, and xemacs-base-autoloads patches applied
  upstream.
* Thu Mar 12 2009 Ville Skyttä  - 21.5.28-13
- Add possibility to build upstream hg snapshots.
- Add dependency on xorg-x11-fonts-misc (#478370, Carl Brune).
- Include Installation{,-nox} in docs.
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #511994 - CVE-2009-2688 xemacs: multiple integer overflow flaws
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=511994
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update xemacs' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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