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Bug Fix Advisory expect bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0456-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-04-05
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated expect package that fixes multiple bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The "expect" package contains a tool for automating and testing interactive
command line programs and Tk applications. Tcl is a portable and widely used
scripting language, while Tk is a graphical toolkit that eases development of
text-based and GUI applications.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the expect(1) manual page was not formatted properly. As
a result, the content of the manual page was not readable. The formatting has
been corrected to ensure easy readability. (BZ#674866)

* Prior to this update, the passmass script did not call the "su" binary with
the full path (/bin/su). The passmass script has been modified to call "/bin/su"
rather than "su", which is more secure. (BZ#735962)

* Due to incorrect characters matching, applications created by the autoexpect
utility could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this
update, the number of characters is matched correctly and applications created
by autoexpect run successfully. (BZ#742911)

* Previously, the expect-devel subpackage contained a symbolic link to the
expect library, which led to an unnecessary dependency. With this update, the
link is located in the expect package. (BZ#782859)

All users of expect are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
these bugs.


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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: a78db4123244efb6364d3c2549c141d2
SHA-256: c6704134cf8cc340587c1c9442a7e15bc2d797bc0fc8f52e7d05a20855d2c7a9
 
IA-32:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: fad27c04ceaabf980ec3d676723727af
SHA-256: eecf283651cc9b0d2fcaa7ecab181030baa0911753c64393d6686e97b6b3aac1
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e8ff2f62b45b88ec2c0904e1322de8d0
SHA-256: ec37dd59402d64c9ff5c2eb5af3d2cec072932637fc19f540337e2ff9541b5b9
 
x86_64:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 6435621336563f927e8257393a46edfa
SHA-256: b2e7652ee8bf76694713c1582eb866197c2a4bc2f96c8b5b04553b5a190eef72
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: db29acb4aa5668d23fed20316eae1096
SHA-256: 75b9e94636e4dc88b692a3721b8a107213fe22e04f32759ab650416f83796d06
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: ab825513e82474c1ad85ca8091e7ed93
SHA-256: 655ddb2e203d71a0e037a380e6f397f770c6ed2d40de3a2d25913b7d454fb6d3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e20e231a2490c7f0916621d941182c23
SHA-256: 912a1147a1fd3af7d315e435d5d315fe6898d5d7bf015195b1abe6a8489e2131
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: a78db4123244efb6364d3c2549c141d2
SHA-256: c6704134cf8cc340587c1c9442a7e15bc2d797bc0fc8f52e7d05a20855d2c7a9
 
x86_64:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 6435621336563f927e8257393a46edfa
SHA-256: b2e7652ee8bf76694713c1582eb866197c2a4bc2f96c8b5b04553b5a190eef72
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: db29acb4aa5668d23fed20316eae1096
SHA-256: 75b9e94636e4dc88b692a3721b8a107213fe22e04f32759ab650416f83796d06
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: ab825513e82474c1ad85ca8091e7ed93
SHA-256: 655ddb2e203d71a0e037a380e6f397f770c6ed2d40de3a2d25913b7d454fb6d3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e20e231a2490c7f0916621d941182c23
SHA-256: 912a1147a1fd3af7d315e435d5d315fe6898d5d7bf015195b1abe6a8489e2131
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: a78db4123244efb6364d3c2549c141d2
SHA-256: c6704134cf8cc340587c1c9442a7e15bc2d797bc0fc8f52e7d05a20855d2c7a9
 
IA-32:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: fad27c04ceaabf980ec3d676723727af
SHA-256: eecf283651cc9b0d2fcaa7ecab181030baa0911753c64393d6686e97b6b3aac1
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e8ff2f62b45b88ec2c0904e1322de8d0
SHA-256: ec37dd59402d64c9ff5c2eb5af3d2cec072932637fc19f540337e2ff9541b5b9
 
PPC:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 789b4b484296b3f40fd5472a74de0963
SHA-256: 89758bcf2c85f16e50aabca405dd5ae5e68fd6a6b8a1ee1d3f94b8af4983a827
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 1c2a0c7d61185d652c5e280f0e73f74e
SHA-256: fcbcc30a2c048056dd11f87c2fd8b157a4bb21a641bee9ad2c9a5044aac274d1
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 4607bce5ddba0e5e58e3f61308a8d767
SHA-256: b49e36652c93c5e721d350cc8e96ae085ed2a5df9a97a073334f1305a36c5d0f
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 65387a9112a45e884a72638f7933db0a
SHA-256: c43b6d59bc6f3cd6f7935ab5ab4b3ccd2f1ccac0a3db91a247646ca738291732
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 64bf7f1c7cdf69b98ca636e6915f0827
SHA-256: a2f7afb3ff8207cb690551eb1dbda713f416ad7affd32a28058f38e49fa7d27e
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 6132798ffce1fc3a5eeb847f373c82d2
SHA-256: 623b21bc203dd51f5356e16f62a6ead4e08ba44d09cb0b4dace7593905d917b1
 
s390x:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 11d180fd526a0f1ba1a81a8d42c63dac
SHA-256: 38e7701679dceac35ea987a491bd28991456fe5ed68ad11b4c24d988d5ff52b5
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: de776d9f1e82b1aeb799e42c14f9a031
SHA-256: 86eda1af9325c23f240adc5cde018fadf97f5b2427656962e8ec49afbdf6e062
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 8b41d22bfc7c1047943b4da62326a210
SHA-256: e185e045c96a40e3634158add07905b93cb33dd55613374ce0ce3748971a8a9c
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 0532a34a1aa0ed8649e7c640a9424f19
SHA-256: 8a1798aa786d7c32005bc0df1ae87c076c42903eac35fd26550605225c2ddf64
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 07ca8868da7f7bb5114887810285064f
SHA-256: 1587f8a09128a024935dbdc8c2e4de2769d92dcb3fabd369b7ec434f11c2668c
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: cec5b86c3a67dff28573eb7b150c9803
SHA-256: d9c8cffc7aad8920f237aa9502576d1c46dd2343b1b871a2f03cefdfdff9823f
 
x86_64:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 6435621336563f927e8257393a46edfa
SHA-256: b2e7652ee8bf76694713c1582eb866197c2a4bc2f96c8b5b04553b5a190eef72
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: db29acb4aa5668d23fed20316eae1096
SHA-256: 75b9e94636e4dc88b692a3721b8a107213fe22e04f32759ab650416f83796d06
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: ab825513e82474c1ad85ca8091e7ed93
SHA-256: 655ddb2e203d71a0e037a380e6f397f770c6ed2d40de3a2d25913b7d454fb6d3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e20e231a2490c7f0916621d941182c23
SHA-256: 912a1147a1fd3af7d315e435d5d315fe6898d5d7bf015195b1abe6a8489e2131
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: a78db4123244efb6364d3c2549c141d2
SHA-256: c6704134cf8cc340587c1c9442a7e15bc2d797bc0fc8f52e7d05a20855d2c7a9
 
IA-32:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: fad27c04ceaabf980ec3d676723727af
SHA-256: eecf283651cc9b0d2fcaa7ecab181030baa0911753c64393d6686e97b6b3aac1
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e8ff2f62b45b88ec2c0904e1322de8d0
SHA-256: ec37dd59402d64c9ff5c2eb5af3d2cec072932637fc19f540337e2ff9541b5b9
 
x86_64:
expect-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 6435621336563f927e8257393a46edfa
SHA-256: b2e7652ee8bf76694713c1582eb866197c2a4bc2f96c8b5b04553b5a190eef72
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 5b2b8f5601e45b72188da2e4fe29154a
SHA-256: 9b8e4ed5d46082b78015cc649652040c509ca9de64408cf04c803f7d429d28bb
expect-debuginfo-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: db29acb4aa5668d23fed20316eae1096
SHA-256: 75b9e94636e4dc88b692a3721b8a107213fe22e04f32759ab650416f83796d06
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: 40b9ece4b6fc73616db00f6edfd0540f
SHA-256: 6045be5c11405e9355f14e429c349e572449e13fd9fc70f46499c5034dfdced3
expect-devel-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: ab825513e82474c1ad85ca8091e7ed93
SHA-256: 655ddb2e203d71a0e037a380e6f397f770c6ed2d40de3a2d25913b7d454fb6d3
expectk-5.44.1.15-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1497
    MD5: e20e231a2490c7f0916621d941182c23
SHA-256: 912a1147a1fd3af7d315e435d5d315fe6898d5d7bf015195b1abe6a8489e2131
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

674866 - Man page is bad formatted
742911 - Core dump when run script
782859 - expect.i386 is not available for RHEL 6 x86_64



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