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Bug Fix Advisory ntp bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2007:0414-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2007-06-11
Last updated on: 2007-06-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

Details

Updated ntp packages that fix several bugs are now available.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a referenced time source.

The following issues have been addressed in this update:

* The ntp daemon could crash with the message "Exiting: No more memory!"
* The init script did not run ntpdate with the option to drop root privileges.
* The init script checked firewall rules, even when modification of
firewall rules was disabled.
* The script executed on upgrade could fail.
* The ntpd man page did not match kernel behavior.

Users of ntp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues and add a new option for syncing the hardware clock
after a successful run of ntpdate.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 38155a52da200eee974affe904ee97a0
 
IA-32:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: afa0963bc78bfa0a2258e24108b948a3
 
x86_64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 014601f817f0d87cd830bc2c8e432b54
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 38155a52da200eee974affe904ee97a0
 
IA-32:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: afa0963bc78bfa0a2258e24108b948a3
 
IA-64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 69922956bf8cc36d3c00131b9eae529a
 
PPC:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 9a252c9b462c7234bd795dc6123223c3
 
s390:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 62fab76c7ccdffde216c284936ea536d
 
s390x:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 94f547b1d6f0c7e98e370f1745f8bf5e
 
x86_64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 014601f817f0d87cd830bc2c8e432b54
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 38155a52da200eee974affe904ee97a0
 
IA-32:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: afa0963bc78bfa0a2258e24108b948a3
 
IA-64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 69922956bf8cc36d3c00131b9eae529a
 
x86_64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 014601f817f0d87cd830bc2c8e432b54
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 38155a52da200eee974affe904ee97a0
 
IA-32:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: afa0963bc78bfa0a2258e24108b948a3
 
IA-64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 69922956bf8cc36d3c00131b9eae529a
 
x86_64:
ntp-4.1.2-5.el3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1651
    MD5: 014601f817f0d87cd830bc2c8e432b54
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

117894 - /etc/init.d/ntpd should call ntpdate with -U ntp
138133 - NTP Script takes excessive time to run on a firewall
158541 - ntpd dies with the error "Exiting: out of memory!"
169529 - NTP rpm fails to install sometimes due to scriptlet error


Keywords

ntp


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