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Bug Fix Advisory bootparamd bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1190-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-08-22
Last updated on: 2011-08-22
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Details

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

Bootparamd is a server utility that provides information needed by diskless
clients to boot. It consults the /etc/bootparams file for the required
information.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the bootparamd utility did not convert network byte order
(big-endian) to host byte order (little-endian on Linux and x86 platforms).
Consequently, the sort functionality of a router's IP addresses did not work
correctly because the ulong_compare() function compared values in reverse order.
This bug has been fixed, and sorting now works properly in the described
scenario. (BZ#729306)

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


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:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: 09e4f73254327c62abb2e50db67fa19a
SHA-256: b152c6051f380b7eb0bb3f9107b9e3deca0dfefbed15943d63e2be035cd6efdb
 
IA-32:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 79e397158648d0a49b48347ef170c595
SHA-256: d347817d50ad393309eddc5e371609e33b55abe87d7b40d801d5c1a0f9baf512
 
x86_64:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 3ba718712ff04b8f157cb04cfe719b9b
SHA-256: 1a2d74b109597c3df93970d4c10da94e38bacf0f9fcbc9c6ad0bc4248eacb3c7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.src.rpm     MD5: 09e4f73254327c62abb2e50db67fa19a
SHA-256: b152c6051f380b7eb0bb3f9107b9e3deca0dfefbed15943d63e2be035cd6efdb
 
IA-32:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 79e397158648d0a49b48347ef170c595
SHA-256: d347817d50ad393309eddc5e371609e33b55abe87d7b40d801d5c1a0f9baf512
 
IA-64:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 3603f3aff6240ae1c9a405453dd0dc76
SHA-256: 44013b0ab57b0d8009666108614b0a491db3594a891108e6021cf54ae4add3bf
 
PPC:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 1d9f3b564aa6f2b43133506bccfa8e6e
SHA-256: 599a90f751df33e2dd7da1daf3e9b7d402e5986e7139f53f4bc7803341ffe324
 
s390x:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 440a09a0fbea35fef2c2802ad027e238
SHA-256: e05ac743efcd8dd0e201514d2f15531e48c08d6d28fd5ae05c5805affab03ded
 
x86_64:
bootparamd-0.17-26.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 3ba718712ff04b8f157cb04cfe719b9b
SHA-256: 1a2d74b109597c3df93970d4c10da94e38bacf0f9fcbc9c6ad0bc4248eacb3c7
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Keywords

bootparamd


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