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Bug Fix Advisory tar bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1449-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

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

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can restore
individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, if the disk space limit was reached while extracting
files from a tar archive, random data was created on the file system. This
unintended behavior has been corrected in this update. (BZ#643111)

* Prior to this update, tar terminated with a core dump when trying to update a
tar archive that was compressed using an external compression program. With this
update, this problem has been corrected so that tar now displays an error
message when trying to update this archive. (BZ#675693)

* Prior to this update, the option "--no-overwrite-dir" was not documented in
the tar(1) manual page. This problem has been corrected so that the option is
now properly documented. (BZ#698618)

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


Solution

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

This update is available via the 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:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 944273d16cbd5b1699a66af26b5ca49f
SHA-256: f3c9464e753fe8e0ce5aac4e6c9ee5eaa5fb611c7430e4b87234e9c4600ed5be
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: adacabbba2ec5dc2c50ab0440a820d5a
SHA-256: 1f86f5fdd5dace8a930ac91d9cbd1e6465dc5827354c0da968592e66b3f88002
 
IA-64:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 48bde8c562367e4c52dd054feb1becfd
SHA-256: 7d6c184a22477500830cda836c989dc53314aabfa678963410b0ef849f1c81ae
 
PPC:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: d25614c3b75dc9483dc38acd41ddde9f
SHA-256: 5b1f8687d029a078102b27219aa78d9158d6bf763f7f727ba520427ce337d745
 
s390x:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 000aac7471cc7fc91bae4c9f1006388f
SHA-256: 66353e733b818df3bcd7d64daa03f812acf82ce80d3c658834f70d344e11e199
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: ff78c88daab92c77c95b18b61d96b21f
SHA-256: c0432d67afa17adec54f631f77a94b5e9afc14d8a35ba0bbff2f9a7e1fdf0c52
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: 944273d16cbd5b1699a66af26b5ca49f
SHA-256: f3c9464e753fe8e0ce5aac4e6c9ee5eaa5fb611c7430e4b87234e9c4600ed5be
 
IA-32:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: adacabbba2ec5dc2c50ab0440a820d5a
SHA-256: 1f86f5fdd5dace8a930ac91d9cbd1e6465dc5827354c0da968592e66b3f88002
 
x86_64:
tar-1.15.1-31.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0580
    MD5: ff78c88daab92c77c95b18b61d96b21f
SHA-256: c0432d67afa17adec54f631f77a94b5e9afc14d8a35ba0bbff2f9a7e1fdf0c52
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

675693 - tar dumps core when deleting file from gzipped archive
698618 - option --no-overwrite-dir is present but not documented in manpage



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