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Bug Fix Advisory logrotate bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0786-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-06-20
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated logrotate package that fixes various bugs and adds one enhancement is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The logrotate utility simplifies the administration of multiple log files,
allowing the automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log files.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the AUTHORS section of the logrotate(8) manual page
contained invalid contact information for previous maintainers. This update
modifies the manual page and adds this information to ensure that the contact
information of the current maintainers is correct. (BZ#659705)

* Prior to this update, the definition of the "size" parameter in the
logrotate(8) manual page was misleading. This update modifies the manual page
and this definition is now easier to understand. (BZ#659713)

* Prior to this update, the logrotate(8) manual page did not list all options
that the logrotate utility actually recognizes. This update adds the missing
options and the manual list contains now all available options. (BZ#659720)

* Prior to this update, the logrotate(8) manual page contained several
misprints. This update modifies the logrotate(8) manual page and corrects the
misprints. (BZ#674864)

* Prior to this update, logrotate did not check the configuration file for
correctly matched brackets. As a consequence, system files could be wrongly
removed. This update modifies logrotate so that brackets are detected and
checked for correct matching. Now, configuration files without matching brackets
are skipped. (BZ#736053)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* Prior to this update, logrotate removed the Access Control Lists (ACL) flags,
which are used to permit selected groups to access all logs, when rotating logs.
As a consequence, selected groups could not access all logs. With this update,
ACL support has been added to logrotate. (BZ#683622)

All users of logrotate are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes these bugs and adds this enhancement.


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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 9caccede1989d38b4b88a36ae20bf116
SHA-256: 9290e135f4fe30196334b26f2536cb50ac86c91efce8691c82c1765d087db041
 
IA-32:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: a3837263601225d6d2a38bb747109ff5
SHA-256: 4c5a6c59d8cb15d4d710d46f8188ac1a271b3765207f3edf8471c773f74edae6
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: f8609afd76d510dac6e43b48d3c2c9d6
SHA-256: acf03f82c8a40686f6066b368371bf9c06b66cdde65e5feb826e5647536ca363
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: d13df9251abf854e39e52ff83401fa81
SHA-256: 52122798a7d6ff63d63d8894685fe28ffe862125aa3257c6c2f94a755614d094
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 5c53ef3c2fb6d1450133fab105499a0b
SHA-256: 5d63d6d000fcd384ea957a927ab9e76a31d5c64ce8c552056d4a0ee8290129ab
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 9caccede1989d38b4b88a36ae20bf116
SHA-256: 9290e135f4fe30196334b26f2536cb50ac86c91efce8691c82c1765d087db041
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: d13df9251abf854e39e52ff83401fa81
SHA-256: 52122798a7d6ff63d63d8894685fe28ffe862125aa3257c6c2f94a755614d094
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 5c53ef3c2fb6d1450133fab105499a0b
SHA-256: 5d63d6d000fcd384ea957a927ab9e76a31d5c64ce8c552056d4a0ee8290129ab
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 9caccede1989d38b4b88a36ae20bf116
SHA-256: 9290e135f4fe30196334b26f2536cb50ac86c91efce8691c82c1765d087db041
 
IA-32:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: a3837263601225d6d2a38bb747109ff5
SHA-256: 4c5a6c59d8cb15d4d710d46f8188ac1a271b3765207f3edf8471c773f74edae6
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: f8609afd76d510dac6e43b48d3c2c9d6
SHA-256: acf03f82c8a40686f6066b368371bf9c06b66cdde65e5feb826e5647536ca363
 
PPC:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: b5df8e9faafb5d34264d844e303655d4
SHA-256: e844c0a345d9c094a7684fae3fbaf1ecde86fe32165ed2a80d50f9c931b2017c
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 34b42db6f67e84e045d6ad609f5fb6af
SHA-256: 41f20fef974e242da60e86e3205d8d9963978d44834ca3b88c499e127c193bf2
 
s390x:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: d1e72cd749a81806028b787a1cf6dad7
SHA-256: fd367b904484cb3331e0eaa1fc5afacfd4a04dd1d2e2b55d1f77e746be28e89d
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: b0ad19c54a3bce9c8a39dbe1ead6e257
SHA-256: 95ed794d24c10e766a88224e30e2588232bcadd04ceb0478714f38b0493bdc2d
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: d13df9251abf854e39e52ff83401fa81
SHA-256: 52122798a7d6ff63d63d8894685fe28ffe862125aa3257c6c2f94a755614d094
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 5c53ef3c2fb6d1450133fab105499a0b
SHA-256: 5d63d6d000fcd384ea957a927ab9e76a31d5c64ce8c552056d4a0ee8290129ab
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 9caccede1989d38b4b88a36ae20bf116
SHA-256: 9290e135f4fe30196334b26f2536cb50ac86c91efce8691c82c1765d087db041
 
IA-32:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: a3837263601225d6d2a38bb747109ff5
SHA-256: 4c5a6c59d8cb15d4d710d46f8188ac1a271b3765207f3edf8471c773f74edae6
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: f8609afd76d510dac6e43b48d3c2c9d6
SHA-256: acf03f82c8a40686f6066b368371bf9c06b66cdde65e5feb826e5647536ca363
 
x86_64:
logrotate-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: d13df9251abf854e39e52ff83401fa81
SHA-256: 52122798a7d6ff63d63d8894685fe28ffe862125aa3257c6c2f94a755614d094
logrotate-debuginfo-3.7.8-15.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1095
    MD5: 5c53ef3c2fb6d1450133fab105499a0b
SHA-256: 5d63d6d000fcd384ea957a927ab9e76a31d5c64ce8c552056d4a0ee8290129ab
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

659705 - Author info is wrong in man page.
659713 - Ambiguity in logrotate man page (definition of "size" parameter)
659720 - manpage not in sync with options logrotate actually recognizes
674864 - logrotate(8) manpage fixes PATCH
683622 - [RFE] Preserve ACLs when rotating logs
736053 - logrotate has insufficient configuration syntax checking


Keywords

acl, logrotate


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