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Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:44:47 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: GNU ed heap overflow

* Steven M. Christey:

> On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Interesting.  But this type of command execution is not possible with
>> "red", which suffers from the same overflow.
> Does red share the same codebase as ed?  Or is a separate CVE necessary?

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2008-08-31 11:36 /usr/bin/red -> /bin/ed

It's "restricted ed" in the sense of "restriced bash" etc.

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