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Bug Fix Advisory gawk bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1146-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-08-07
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
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

Updated gawk packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.

The gawk packages provide the GNU version of the text processing utility awk.
Awk interprets a special-purpose programming language to do quick and easy text
pattern matching and reformatting jobs.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the "re_string_skip_chars" function incorrectly used the
character count instead of the raw length to estimate the string length. As a
consequence, any text in multi-byte encoding that did not use the UTF-8 format
failed to be processed correctly. This update modifies the underlying code so
that the correct string length is used. multi-byte encoding is processed
correctly. (BZ#829558)

All users of gawk requiring multi-byte encodings that do not use UTF-8 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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 5426e186c3cca25b72a1b8fc9c840e57
SHA-256: 54fadbebbb46edab49a82c9abb4a904a6772aa1d4869cc578228cbdba8a38ca5
 
IA-32:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: cc6446b32d99599bf59cd27845496c6e
SHA-256: 8f20037030b5643f73623291b828f2a157b199fc38f51387cd5ba8a665754861
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: ea918e1be16dda3116c83109b1efe03f
SHA-256: 94af2e69515e490bfe4b5bc559862e50e2dfd0e5d103fad48879a450516bf98b
 
x86_64:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f2aa331004678e68545523b67e966da1
SHA-256: aab9baf411099162f25eda71a15fe3d916d08a0f6e087419bd32500c66c26feb
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1ad2c533a38c8bd454df5c9673f6a295
SHA-256: cd1196497d6577a532d1cb05efecb0b8d39a5a43f3492b1ad016bdad89316863
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 5426e186c3cca25b72a1b8fc9c840e57
SHA-256: 54fadbebbb46edab49a82c9abb4a904a6772aa1d4869cc578228cbdba8a38ca5
 
x86_64:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f2aa331004678e68545523b67e966da1
SHA-256: aab9baf411099162f25eda71a15fe3d916d08a0f6e087419bd32500c66c26feb
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1ad2c533a38c8bd454df5c9673f6a295
SHA-256: cd1196497d6577a532d1cb05efecb0b8d39a5a43f3492b1ad016bdad89316863
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 5426e186c3cca25b72a1b8fc9c840e57
SHA-256: 54fadbebbb46edab49a82c9abb4a904a6772aa1d4869cc578228cbdba8a38ca5
 
IA-32:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: cc6446b32d99599bf59cd27845496c6e
SHA-256: 8f20037030b5643f73623291b828f2a157b199fc38f51387cd5ba8a665754861
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: ea918e1be16dda3116c83109b1efe03f
SHA-256: 94af2e69515e490bfe4b5bc559862e50e2dfd0e5d103fad48879a450516bf98b
 
PPC:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 2da1dcdb2c0af921b12da7074e67f935
SHA-256: 403326a792a891b84a84f988fa324c8ddf42c29c38ba0913c655f12ca5097260
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 1a3c77ba7eb67d3f2644423834cfb41e
SHA-256: 6918c2f135a49d40bfefb9e78f28e59e4345a5e8b9bc10ce2f83215f9d1dc869
 
s390x:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 8e0677be4746390ba98f60d6627296e1
SHA-256: 0f3d4036f91ac4ce46870db93d742db94b12dc59c274c4af9551cc8ffb344d8e
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 3992bdf84937d3e21613cc183123392e
SHA-256: 71d8d8f20774a00123f45bfda3471d6fb20a5b31507c35e5f1df7509c0753904
 
x86_64:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f2aa331004678e68545523b67e966da1
SHA-256: aab9baf411099162f25eda71a15fe3d916d08a0f6e087419bd32500c66c26feb
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1ad2c533a38c8bd454df5c9673f6a295
SHA-256: cd1196497d6577a532d1cb05efecb0b8d39a5a43f3492b1ad016bdad89316863
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 5426e186c3cca25b72a1b8fc9c840e57
SHA-256: 54fadbebbb46edab49a82c9abb4a904a6772aa1d4869cc578228cbdba8a38ca5
 
IA-32:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: cc6446b32d99599bf59cd27845496c6e
SHA-256: 8f20037030b5643f73623291b828f2a157b199fc38f51387cd5ba8a665754861
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: ea918e1be16dda3116c83109b1efe03f
SHA-256: 94af2e69515e490bfe4b5bc559862e50e2dfd0e5d103fad48879a450516bf98b
 
x86_64:
gawk-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f2aa331004678e68545523b67e966da1
SHA-256: aab9baf411099162f25eda71a15fe3d916d08a0f6e087419bd32500c66c26feb
gawk-debuginfo-3.1.7-10.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1ad2c533a38c8bd454df5c9673f6a295
SHA-256: cd1196497d6577a532d1cb05efecb0b8d39a5a43f3492b1ad016bdad89316863
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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