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Bug Fix Advisory busybox bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0026-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-01-17
Last updated on: 2012-01-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated busybox packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

BusyBox is a binary that combines a large number of common system utilities into
a single executable. BusyBox provides replacements for most GNU fileutils,
shellutils, and so on.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the findfs command did not release used file descriptors.
Therefore, the system could run out of free file descriptors on the systems with
a large amount (thousands) of block devices. As a consequence, findfs failed to
check all existing block devices on the system which could cause other problems,
such as a kdump service failure. This update modifies BusyBox so that findfs now
releases file descriptors properly and checks all block devices as expected.
(BZ#761532)

All users of BusyBox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 60f9514bb537d628cba0b485961a92cf
SHA-256: c7d7d821f25ba19feff770466642e12a922f3612b09a3b4a4cd3ae3465594803
 
IA-32:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 235fff876374b57bc8177bdcd377f2b2
SHA-256: 506285d4e82b744a621eca22835ebfdce89c948cbdc36222374a8e2d50026f3a
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 68b28a5f45256da37bf05f4e700754d2
SHA-256: 92dd06222a67000b5b0a46913703a5d950d5e077d6c82654d5fb89d0915512b6
 
IA-64:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: daa395aaa76c4a54b9d1228cba4f8211
SHA-256: c97251046d8803cb711a2b8355cd863161b99a2adb813b510d5f89c4dde462a9
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: d9c49cad223fc60c17742af80c262288
SHA-256: a08652a35f986c0e194fec90fd7aa4f0ae8c96351fdc46c68ff7ea792c1e37c4
 
PPC:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: eed524309172d5fd6cbaefda207e291b
SHA-256: 223e2b00c0ac3caa1c93f9bc1664ce7ec1ae1b3611404d28321445d0a1dc63ca
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: a83e7301f0539641231d1b3361592d4f
SHA-256: 3c47aabb960c409f7227f11561db98d4907a55e9030f45c2de249452aece594c
 
s390x:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 5237a07aba5251092aea7a32882e9b80
SHA-256: e97ff9c5237eb1ad51e0b079055994d1abf30fe6c10a23756d6f648148ce610a
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 39f6e471089d88e59b209e7a5480b113
SHA-256: ae070a2602ec3e47f0c80c1d86b0026c1f2bc420fe9d42f19961d6f1c2ddd87e
 
x86_64:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: cc14de79274623a058e9fdc38ff21e16
SHA-256: 66d126edbcdbbb4276d3b986f3f118dffc036f88eab605079d36ea56b435fbaf
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: a0fe1283b222e216a4e8e435708c7cb8
SHA-256: 619bee342f31f346ec373dac6c3f91b071aeffd467cdabd76cf742310b2fc304
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 60f9514bb537d628cba0b485961a92cf
SHA-256: c7d7d821f25ba19feff770466642e12a922f3612b09a3b4a4cd3ae3465594803
 
IA-32:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 235fff876374b57bc8177bdcd377f2b2
SHA-256: 506285d4e82b744a621eca22835ebfdce89c948cbdc36222374a8e2d50026f3a
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: 68b28a5f45256da37bf05f4e700754d2
SHA-256: 92dd06222a67000b5b0a46913703a5d950d5e077d6c82654d5fb89d0915512b6
 
x86_64:
busybox-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: cc14de79274623a058e9fdc38ff21e16
SHA-256: 66d126edbcdbbb4276d3b986f3f118dffc036f88eab605079d36ea56b435fbaf
busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-10.el5_7.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0075
    MD5: a0fe1283b222e216a4e8e435708c7cb8
SHA-256: 619bee342f31f346ec373dac6c3f91b071aeffd467cdabd76cf742310b2fc304
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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