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Bug Fix Advisory ksh bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0513-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-18
Last updated on: 2011-05-18
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

Details

An updated ksh package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

KSH-93 is the most recent version of the KornShell by David Korn of AT&T Bell
Laboratories. KornShell is a shell programming language which is also compatible
with sh, the original Bourne Shell.

This update fixes the following bug:

* When running a script, the previous version of ksh could incorrectly consider
the "eval" command to be the last in the script, and did not run it in a
separate process. Consequent to this, using "eval" or executing commands from
another file (that is, by using the "." built-in command) may have prevented ksh
from executing any subsequent commands. With this update, the underlying source
code has been adapted to determine whether a script contains other commands, and
perform the selected action in a separate process if it does. As a result, ksh
now executes all commands in a script as expected. (BZ#702364)

All users of ksh are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
this bug.


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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: bd092cf5aad69380163728b230af7a64
SHA-256: da9968fe617e75b5c1a197600b9be7d1868ce7d1a76a7f87e4646e239c1f4d51
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 5c3881d16e86f8e5228f0cc2b6360c92
SHA-256: 402c5283506c058c16e8d29b9912d540cebf6ae4d337390a13fce8b0710e5e5b
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 9b7c429be998f6df825cbe7ca9c14ec3
SHA-256: 6f31dd50240a6422d7c4d7643df29a82fb8da2a9c6a66b838dca9bac5354f997
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: bd092cf5aad69380163728b230af7a64
SHA-256: da9968fe617e75b5c1a197600b9be7d1868ce7d1a76a7f87e4646e239c1f4d51
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 5c3881d16e86f8e5228f0cc2b6360c92
SHA-256: 402c5283506c058c16e8d29b9912d540cebf6ae4d337390a13fce8b0710e5e5b
 
IA-64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: eb6804fde8255452fb44d8c2858fdefe
SHA-256: 1326e0e105c4937b316ff2599875604a004132330ec551c076a24c40cc8937f5
 
PPC:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: c1b034a26865542cc0f52acc7372773f
SHA-256: b75c60ce7c328e4e855f5a60e6d55d3e74c69fe1adfcc2383add5544c8291cb3
 
s390x:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 317392d779d52a55ca939d730c858fd6
SHA-256: 3883dc9dad2c086581584b0d10d8e22f50bcbd08c7158058e38c97092b470080
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 9b7c429be998f6df825cbe7ca9c14ec3
SHA-256: 6f31dd50240a6422d7c4d7643df29a82fb8da2a9c6a66b838dca9bac5354f997
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: bd092cf5aad69380163728b230af7a64
SHA-256: da9968fe617e75b5c1a197600b9be7d1868ce7d1a76a7f87e4646e239c1f4d51
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: 5c3881d16e86f8e5228f0cc2b6360c92
SHA-256: 402c5283506c058c16e8d29b9912d540cebf6ae4d337390a13fce8b0710e5e5b
 
IA-64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: eb6804fde8255452fb44d8c2858fdefe
SHA-256: 1326e0e105c4937b316ff2599875604a004132330ec551c076a24c40cc8937f5
 
PPC:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: c1b034a26865542cc0f52acc7372773f
SHA-256: b75c60ce7c328e4e855f5a60e6d55d3e74c69fe1adfcc2383add5544c8291cb3
 
s390x:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: 317392d779d52a55ca939d730c858fd6
SHA-256: 3883dc9dad2c086581584b0d10d8e22f50bcbd08c7158058e38c97092b470080
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: 9b7c429be998f6df825cbe7ca9c14ec3
SHA-256: 6f31dd50240a6422d7c4d7643df29a82fb8da2a9c6a66b838dca9bac5354f997
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: bd092cf5aad69380163728b230af7a64
SHA-256: da9968fe617e75b5c1a197600b9be7d1868ce7d1a76a7f87e4646e239c1f4d51
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: 5c3881d16e86f8e5228f0cc2b6360c92
SHA-256: 402c5283506c058c16e8d29b9912d540cebf6ae4d337390a13fce8b0710e5e5b
 
IA-64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: eb6804fde8255452fb44d8c2858fdefe
SHA-256: 1326e0e105c4937b316ff2599875604a004132330ec551c076a24c40cc8937f5
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0939
    MD5: 9b7c429be998f6df825cbe7ca9c14ec3
SHA-256: 6f31dd50240a6422d7c4d7643df29a82fb8da2a9c6a66b838dca9bac5354f997
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Keywords

ksh


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