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[Man-db-announce] man-db 2.4.4 released

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [Man-db-announce] man-db 2.4.4 released
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:55:25 +0000
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I've released man-db 2.4.4.


man-db contains an implementation of the man command, which is the
primary way of examining the on-line help files (manual pages). Other
utilities provided include the whatis and apropos commands for searching
the manual page database, the manpath utility for determining the manual
page search path, and the maintenance utilities mandb, catman and
zsoelim. The package requires a troff installation, such as groff (GNU
troff) to format and display the manual pages.

About this release

This release fixes a buffer overrun if using -H and the designated web
browser contains multiple %s expansions. If man is installed setuid,
then this could be a security vulnerability (CVE-2006-4250).

Signal handling while running subprocesses has been improved, fixing a
variety of problems introduced in 2.4.3.

For full details of these and of the other improvements in this release,
please see the files docs/NEWS and docs/ChangeLog in the source


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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