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Bug 160778 - Ethereal must be PIE
Summary: Ethereal must be PIE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ethereal
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Radek Vokal
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-17 09:06 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-18 11:09:42 UTC
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Description Mark J. Cox 2005-06-17 09:06:41 UTC
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 2005-08-02 09:08:33 UTC
Removing from RHEL3U7Proposed since this will go out in an async Ethereal
security update  RHSA-2005:687

Comment 7 Jindrich Novy 2005-08-02 13:30:44 UTC
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 2005-11-18 11:09:42 UTC came out on 10th August 2005

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