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Bug Fix Advisory util-linux bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:669-7
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-10-05
Last updated on: 2005-10-05
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

An updated util-linux package that fixes several bugs is now available.

The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system utilities.
The mount package contains a utility that makes a file system available for
use.

This update adds the following features to the mount command:
- support for systems where the same partition is shared between different
devices (e.g. multipath kernel drivers)
- support for OCFS and OCFS2 file systems

This update also fixes the following bugs:
- The mount command reads LABELs from dm devices two times
- The mount command and am-utils use different mtab locking
- The fdisk command does not detect /dev/{cciss,cpqarray,ida}/cxdx disks
- The dmesg command does not understand kernel log buffer size
– The fdisk command works incorrectly with SGI labeled disks
- An issue with the group password in the newgrp command
- An incomplete man page for the umount command
- An incorrect label in the ipcs command output
- An incomplete man page for the mkswap command
- Incorrect information in the fstab man page
- Wrong duplicate labels detection in the mount command
- Incomplete PAM session support in the login command
- An incomplete man page and help for evltune command
- The /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow permissions after using the vipw command
- Incorrect information about sync option in the fstab man page
- The fdisk command does not detect GPT partition tables
- Missing hwclock support for new audit system
- Buffer overflow in the sfdisk command
- Missing Solaris partition detection in the fdisk command

All users of util-linux and mount should upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: b2ae9138fcaa995af8de7ceec0925993
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 229195765afd9353a459d274fa6f25df
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 8c3501e4c26c5f00df374f8c5b635497
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: b2ae9138fcaa995af8de7ceec0925993
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 229195765afd9353a459d274fa6f25df
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 4cd6de2c04da772fc46a9823d0ee3af6
 
PPC:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: de008cc612954c49093e977430a6505c
 
s390:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 96148bea660e59cf7468ef62b8f29de0
 
s390x:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 865bae8e4b978a34fa4d64e4d786f268
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 8c3501e4c26c5f00df374f8c5b635497
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: b2ae9138fcaa995af8de7ceec0925993
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 229195765afd9353a459d274fa6f25df
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 4cd6de2c04da772fc46a9823d0ee3af6
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 8c3501e4c26c5f00df374f8c5b635497
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: b2ae9138fcaa995af8de7ceec0925993
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 229195765afd9353a459d274fa6f25df
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 4cd6de2c04da772fc46a9823d0ee3af6
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.11.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0233
    MD5: 8c3501e4c26c5f00df374f8c5b635497
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

140437 - fdisk support for sector size > 512 for SGI labeled disk
143118 - am-utils and autofs use different mtab locking
149894 - `umount -f` does not appear to actually work
150914 - Add ocfs2 support to RHEL4 mount
151156 - ipcs -t output incorrectly labels semaphore section as "shared memory"
152026 - mkswap man page needs to list and explain the -L option
154202 - wrong duplicate labels detection
154498 - util-linux login & pam session
155430 - RHEL4: mount is unable to mount by label with multiple active paths to a device
157675 - Man pages for mount are incorrect for sync on FAT and VFAT
159339 - util-linux updates for new audit system
159418 - sfdisk unusable - crashes immediately on invocation
163609 - Handle the new Solaris partition ID
63909 - fdformat cannot deal with LS120 or ZIP250 drives
76467 - At boot time, fsck chokes on LVs listed by label in fstab



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