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Bug Fix Advisory traceroute bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0469-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated traceroute package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The traceroute utility displays the route used by IP packets on their way to a
specified network (or Internet) host. Traceroute displays the IP address and
hostname (if possible) of the machines along the route taken by the packets.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, using the "-m" command line option to specify the
maximum time-to-live (TTL) value in the range 1 to 5 caused the traceroute
utility to fail with the following error:

sim hops out of range

This update applies an upstream patch to ensure that all TTL values in the range
from 1 to 255 are supported as expected. (BZ#461278)

* Previously, using the "-l" command line option to specify the flow label of
the probing packets caused the utility to fail with the following error:

setsockopt IPV6_FLOWLABEL_MGR: Operation not permitted

With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to address this
issue, and using the "-l" option no longer causes traceroute to fail.
(BZ#644297)

All users of traceroute are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes these bugs.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 12b866a6b475b0c17c1e0ddb112111f8
SHA-256: f082ff06197b4af8de1b4f08df19128af63ff1c3ab39fcbcf5d6b3b76e5670e3
 
IA-32:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: ee2154bb3b74892d759178cb852b89e8
SHA-256: a03a5ff6bcfab1ef2d06b0433c170d0471f53decb6d9ae6b6f3ed77d169f8f55
 
IA-64:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: ccbbcf309dacd6e9bf738b831ad21511
SHA-256: 719fc435413a6ca39a0ea19441caf3893cc4c90c34a5ff56b95e359980fd3c2f
 
PPC:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: bc38bddf9a62650a71e6021dffdd73df
SHA-256: 2096eba3f82f6f6294250b411ac44b7c2bfd146ccd213a8e01b7f615b20af5ec
 
s390x:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: 736a8dd0bf36fb3ee541a5aedf42b978
SHA-256: 819cf7663ff3e7f84273b67bd7e01712a52316b474599fc897a1b460f585da95
 
x86_64:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 7ed8a0ac213240c6169824a71c504efc
SHA-256: be8125aa9aafc0279b70f4a6fd99f0a56847d839bed4f3ff8ac1547feaeccf49
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 12b866a6b475b0c17c1e0ddb112111f8
SHA-256: f082ff06197b4af8de1b4f08df19128af63ff1c3ab39fcbcf5d6b3b76e5670e3
 
IA-32:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: ee2154bb3b74892d759178cb852b89e8
SHA-256: a03a5ff6bcfab1ef2d06b0433c170d0471f53decb6d9ae6b6f3ed77d169f8f55
 
x86_64:
traceroute-2.0.1-6.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 7ed8a0ac213240c6169824a71c504efc
SHA-256: be8125aa9aafc0279b70f4a6fd99f0a56847d839bed4f3ff8ac1547feaeccf49
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

461278 - max TTL value cannot be between 1 and 5 ?
644297 - traceroute -- setsockopt IPV6_FLOWLABEL_MGR: Operation not permitted



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