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Bug Fix Advisory iproute bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1453-1
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 iproute package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The iproute package contains networking utilities (ip and rtmon, for example)
which are designed to use the advanced networking capabilities of the Linux
kernel.

This updated iproute package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the ARP daemon, "arpd", had several undocumented
options, including, "-?", "-B", "-R", "-b", "-h", "-k", and "-l". Consequently
users issuing the command "arp --help" to see the usage message, or consulting
the man page, did not see an explanation for all the options. With this update
the help function's usage message and the man page have been corrected.
(BZ#645260)

* Prior to this update, the "lnstat" usage message and man page contained
spelling mistakes for the "-dump" and "-key" options. With this update these
errors have been corrected. (BZ#645264)

* Prior to this update, the "ss" usage message and man page erroneously included
an unsupported option ("-query") and omitted three supported options ("-diag",
"-D", and "-socket"). With this update these errors and omissions have been
corrected. (BZ#645267)

* Prior to this update, the "ss -4n" command did not distinguish between the
"inet" and "inet6" domain when loading the tcp_diag module. Consequently IPv6
information was output in addition to the expected IPv4 information. With this
update the code has been corrected and the command functions as expected.
(BZ#727059)

All users of iproute are advised to upgrade to this updated 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:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 04565f95482764007d906d5c40bdd139
SHA-256: fe59eb36ee601e2701fff92437e31f1991b9ab0b3964bf5bc9e07bcfcced0081
 
IA-32:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 019b940403ba2a5b834430e5f864ef90
SHA-256: 4e1471bf771e5813fd343fb3fd49e748621171142d7cd3b1e098eacbe3ccc0c8
 
IA-64:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 723a4a8c70fbd781c84b8dcc594c4f39
SHA-256: c7e75f31d4f6f8ad547fcee3c2c0d2e27ef8f95d3846cda95b1f5abf13d4edb6
 
PPC:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 16325e924df83c5024aea40cafb8c6a1
SHA-256: f59f745f6b935249a0fd328a6afa4d9658dad498be3b9353e9c56d734e8951d2
 
s390x:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 4ddd68e5e7902e042e53b213579bb04b
SHA-256: 4cf7d9a99674d81fb26db07f7392e5000a7815ac6949817f9a8fe2c79353cad7
 
x86_64:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 4e9e2f22c1cba97f8607c043777619da
SHA-256: 747f829a282720ef0cb3763904b5e19f6bb98428e14cc24dd4d21c77f3813b95
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 04565f95482764007d906d5c40bdd139
SHA-256: fe59eb36ee601e2701fff92437e31f1991b9ab0b3964bf5bc9e07bcfcced0081
 
IA-32:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 019b940403ba2a5b834430e5f864ef90
SHA-256: 4e1471bf771e5813fd343fb3fd49e748621171142d7cd3b1e098eacbe3ccc0c8
 
x86_64:
iproute-2.6.18-13.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1153
    MD5: 4e9e2f22c1cba97f8607c043777619da
SHA-256: 747f829a282720ef0cb3763904b5e19f6bb98428e14cc24dd4d21c77f3813b95
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

645260 - arpd - unrecognized and undocumented options
645264 - lnstat - unrecognized and undocumented options
645267 - ss - unrecognized and undocumented options


Keywords

iproute,, ss, tcp_diag,


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