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From: <updates <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora 16 Update: gc-7.2b-2.fc16
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.package.announce
Date: Thursday 28th June 2012 03:44:21 UTC (over 4 years ago)
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-9637
2012-06-18 22:11:03
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Name        : gc
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 7.2b
Release     : 2.fc16
URL         : http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/
Summary     : A garbage collector for C and C++
Description :
The Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector can be
used as a garbage collecting replacement for C malloc or C++ new.

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Update Information:

Backport upstream fixes for memory allocation related overflows.
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ChangeLog:

* Fri Jun 15 2012 Rex Dieter 
- 7.2b-2
- backport patches from gc-7_2-hotfix-2 branch in lieu of 7.2c release
- gc 7.2 final abi broken when changing several symbols to hidden (#825473)
- gc: malloc() and calloc() overflows (CVE-2012-2673, #828881)
* Wed May 30 2012 Rex Dieter  7.2b-1
- gc-7.2b
* Mon May 14 2012 Rex Dieter 
- 7.2-1
- gc-7.2 (final)
* Fri Mar  2 2012 Rex Dieter  7.2-0.7.alpha6
- libatomic_ops: use -DAO_USE_PTHREAD_DEFS on ARMv5
* Fri Jan 13 2012 Fedora Release Engineering
 - 7.2-0.6.alpha6
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_17_Mass_Rebuild
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #828878 - CVE-2012-2673 gc: malloc() and calloc() overflows
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=828878
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gc' 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
https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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