Debian Security Advisory

bash -- problem with very long pathnames

Date Reported:
09 Sep 1998
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-1999-1048.
More information:

We have received reports that the bash shell had a problem with very long pathnames. When a very long path was encountered bash failed to check the result of getcwd() in all places, which could be exploited.

We recommend you upgrade your bash package immediately.

Fixed in:
All - (in release 2.0) 2.01.1-4