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Bug Fix Advisory gdb bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1129-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-08-08
Last updated on: 2011-08-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

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

The GNU Debugger (GDB) allows debugging of programs written in C, C++, Java, and
other languages by executing them in a controlled fashion and then printing out
their data.

This update fixes the following bug:

* When the GDB convenience variable contained a structure, accessing a field of
this structure caused a GDB internal error. The code has been modified to ensure
that internal setting of field address is not executed for GDB convenience
variables. As result, GDB can now access fields of structures stored in
convenience variables. (BZ#728151)

All users of gdb are advised to upgrade to this 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

IA-32:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 49d5abb98f751070b98de6164ccb8930
SHA-256: 69f699daa59819cc455d879a6cedbf02272d2f2f05e76937c158f4573ac56ec5
 
IA-64:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 49d5abb98f751070b98de6164ccb8930
SHA-256: 69f699daa59819cc455d879a6cedbf02272d2f2f05e76937c158f4573ac56ec5
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: d691e68daaf0667013a2d43c89296906
SHA-256: b4cfbe340cd18f65ed98e60e68d2df826796887c9d8d791ad79b7b2f3b00f7cd
 
PPC:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 05be91d5fca9331e1c51d6f4f27b8269
SHA-256: 49ada4a19446c2c39ac797d4d66db290bc7bfbc3dfc82ded358d456c1bd9c589
 
s390x:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 696b9e90f03a465e3d40bfd05d2e2856
SHA-256: 091e81fc134834660854d614dcf897b681ccb2fc61a56c0b069aba7d41a3c524
 
x86_64:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 9397202d4bbfbdffd1ff62879b1fb729
SHA-256: d39f8c0e8df2e3ef461cfbf883f838770bb0bc6149bc7d7d688b9aa339809e22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

IA-32:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 49d5abb98f751070b98de6164ccb8930
SHA-256: 69f699daa59819cc455d879a6cedbf02272d2f2f05e76937c158f4573ac56ec5
 
x86_64:
gdb-7.0.1-37.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0044
    MD5: 9397202d4bbfbdffd1ff62879b1fb729
SHA-256: d39f8c0e8df2e3ef461cfbf883f838770bb0bc6149bc7d7d688b9aa339809e22
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/