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Bug Fix Advisory parted bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1018-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated parted package that fixes a bug is now available.

The GNU Parted program allows the creation, destruction, resizing, moving, and
copying of hard disk partitions. Parted can be used for creating space for new
operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.

This update fixes the following problem:

* Running partprobe after creating a new disk label resulted in a traceback.
This was caused when a device's sector size was greater than
PED_SECTOR_SIZE_DEFAULT (defined as 512 in include/parted/unit.h). A buffer
overrun in linux_read() then occurred because the length is greater than the
allocated 512 bytes for diobuf. This caused a heap corruption. This patch fixes
the issue. (BZ#564104)

All parted users should install the updated package, which resolves this issue.


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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: d1ca37c65c56b43a674cc7eb3d0e0b4e
SHA-256: 18542d9c34d1569361937d20a4d9ac68bb50d593637e4bc76d4ba1342148c788
 
IA-32:
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: baee337af8a1417fa9201abbc39995c6
SHA-256: f4ea80eda6e19c33a6c60a90ba84068713ce0192dfaeb73520dc352b3ca03356
 
x86_64:
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: baee337af8a1417fa9201abbc39995c6
SHA-256: f4ea80eda6e19c33a6c60a90ba84068713ce0192dfaeb73520dc352b3ca03356
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 60bb1e4d9f3e03c9e100363efeefa242
SHA-256: 7fb2897b4f7b0f4d93ac3a29aa60327c0dd82bb03222a75d1954980a6c26d294
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: d1ca37c65c56b43a674cc7eb3d0e0b4e
SHA-256: 18542d9c34d1569361937d20a4d9ac68bb50d593637e4bc76d4ba1342148c788
 
IA-32:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 3679b87d3d2efa8e7a26df7b003bdfd4
SHA-256: 1e1135f7ee3221fa13af79d8cbb0faf52be68237cb954cbb7907c6ad2d0a8a86
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: baee337af8a1417fa9201abbc39995c6
SHA-256: f4ea80eda6e19c33a6c60a90ba84068713ce0192dfaeb73520dc352b3ca03356
 
IA-64:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 0c3bce54a659a931c78e97e530398365
SHA-256: 96cb15ea7569cbf310fdf4dd1f3fa8f06f5177943df9f89931c47f3d093a3385
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: cb418cbf03c5a0db94285067a2a1b001
SHA-256: 75fc59ef5b5a878c6f8785e80ace131a4ae46d50b3de61620590e1b3c437cd6a
 
PPC:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: be668e9a69c219b7cc66880ed0aa419c
SHA-256: 5aff90d863a2e70db343814ee84087ee22422b216ab49702b0ef2ce32f87ee83
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 19e1743ed234ef45be577668a4521609
SHA-256: 4362592be6dd8d2d7ea81f6c81540cf53c5bf149de450846ed40ec7b25a06515
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: dce4b67f531093c2162420b833589333
SHA-256: e1a8045fa7fc44359b676502a3d7cd5ae8916bed125090c3cf0cce26ef5bdc63
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 9869e8eeba40b7f0700e5682bdc456c3
SHA-256: e4a71be68eea60785a9b46a3add7ebc1d9c17dc581ef98c9a01609d1c9eb0de2
 
s390x:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: ead5968ba992903a7d72557bf2895e67
SHA-256: 8e68569889ae8df4bd8da58a56794bce869691bc3c19464b1bddad3f536b038c
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: c05148211cb8cf8cd291e70aa4467d81
SHA-256: c171a288862f6c8ed836d36558a909ce9b19f74cd9660dad3f37bc2d2b55a6e3
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 776ef53cdb503b3d5dced3b5f52ee78d
SHA-256: 9444bf621ad3882022768a1e477a4903b6e58dc0545846e5fc39c6936a76b93c
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 2408955ecd295645e417f8b781064412
SHA-256: 1c75876e3ef119ab8de7ae2fb8e75cf9a43bf377c7a2e9883dd294a5baf8c1c3
 
x86_64:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 3679b87d3d2efa8e7a26df7b003bdfd4
SHA-256: 1e1135f7ee3221fa13af79d8cbb0faf52be68237cb954cbb7907c6ad2d0a8a86
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: b4bdc426493bc01e7a128428794fc2ff
SHA-256: 17f3fd33c90f9dab8afa5cc800a181da4f752480fdfdc17a497a226ce78e5623
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: baee337af8a1417fa9201abbc39995c6
SHA-256: f4ea80eda6e19c33a6c60a90ba84068713ce0192dfaeb73520dc352b3ca03356
parted-devel-1.8.1-28.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 60bb1e4d9f3e03c9e100363efeefa242
SHA-256: 7fb2897b4f7b0f4d93ac3a29aa60327c0dd82bb03222a75d1954980a6c26d294
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: d1ca37c65c56b43a674cc7eb3d0e0b4e
SHA-256: 18542d9c34d1569361937d20a4d9ac68bb50d593637e4bc76d4ba1342148c788
 
IA-32:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 3679b87d3d2efa8e7a26df7b003bdfd4
SHA-256: 1e1135f7ee3221fa13af79d8cbb0faf52be68237cb954cbb7907c6ad2d0a8a86
 
x86_64:
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: 3679b87d3d2efa8e7a26df7b003bdfd4
SHA-256: 1e1135f7ee3221fa13af79d8cbb0faf52be68237cb954cbb7907c6ad2d0a8a86
parted-1.8.1-28.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0048
    MD5: b4bdc426493bc01e7a128428794fc2ff
SHA-256: 17f3fd33c90f9dab8afa5cc800a181da4f752480fdfdc17a497a226ce78e5623
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

564104 - [RHEL-5] partprobe after parted mklabel will bring a Backtrace



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