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Bug Fix Advisory Updated util-linux packages include ipcs(8), login(1) fixes

Advisory: RHBA-2003:369-05
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-12-19
Last updated on: 2003-12-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

Details

Updated util-linux packages that include bugfixes for the ipcs and login
utility programs are now available.

The util-linux package includes many utility programs necessary for the
proper functioning of a Linux system.

Among these programs are ipcs(8) and login(1):

- The ipcs program (which displays information related to interprocess
communication) incorrectly displays negative memory sizes.

- The login program (which allows users to gain access to the system) does
not handle signals correctly, causing some programs to stay running after
the user has logged out.

Users should install the erratum packages, which resolve these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 3616b9c4129ed2ef6b72513a4a1d068d
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 87911230a0d302f76e3f90bd2a5b0169
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 2d271a81851faf97bf3bdf925299d131
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 71ee7451665102fa9fbddcdcb5ee2b31
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 3616b9c4129ed2ef6b72513a4a1d068d
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 87911230a0d302f76e3f90bd2a5b0169
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 2d271a81851faf97bf3bdf925299d131
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 3616b9c4129ed2ef6b72513a4a1d068d
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 87911230a0d302f76e3f90bd2a5b0169
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 2d271a81851faf97bf3bdf925299d131
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 3616b9c4129ed2ef6b72513a4a1d068d
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 87911230a0d302f76e3f90bd2a5b0169
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.11f-20.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 71ee7451665102fa9fbddcdcb5ee2b31
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

54741 - telnet malfunction after upgrade to util-linux-2.11f-11.7.1
84243 - ipcs -l shows negative total shared memory
86285 - ipcs shows negative memory size


Keywords

ipcs, login, util-linux


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