Bug 160778 - Ethereal must be PIE
Ethereal must be PIE
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ethereal (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
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Reported: 2005-06-17 05:06 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-18 06:09:42 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-06-17 05:06:41 EDT
Ethereal (tethereal and gnome ethereal) are currently not compiled as position
independant executables (PIE).  A number of security issues recently would have
been mitigated somewhat by having Ethereal as PIE.  This is a request that the
next Ethereal update (be it a security update or the next RHEL Update release)
be compiled PIE on RHEL4 and RHEL3.
Comment 6 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-08-02 05:08:33 EDT
Removing from RHEL3U7Proposed since this will go out in an async Ethereal
security update  RHSA-2005:687
Comment 7 Jindrich Novy 2005-08-02 09:30:44 EDT
Yes, I added some fixes so that ethereal and tethereal is now compiled as PIE.

The new packages will be added to RHSA-2005:687.
Comment 8 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-11-18 06:09:42 EST
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-687.html came out on 10th August 2005

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