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Bug Fix Advisory psmisc bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0118-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-08
Last updated on: 2013-01-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated psmisc packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The psmisc package contains the pstree, killall, and fuser utilities to manage
system processes.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the fuser utility incorrectly used the "/proc/net/tcp"
socket table to list processes. As a consequence, the fuser tool did not list
processes that use a UDP port as expected. This update modifies the underlying
code to parse the correct "/proc/net/udp" socket table, and fuser now lists
processes for UDP ports as expected. (BZ#479345)

* Prior to this update, memory was not correctly allocated. As a consequence,
the "killall -g" option could fail to kill a process group. This update modifies
the memory allocation. Now, the killall utility works as expected. (BZ#666213)

* Prior to this update, IPv6 addresses were not correctly handled. As a
consequence, the fuser command could return empty output for IPv6 sockets. This
update modifies the code to handle IPv6 addresses as expected. Now, IPv6 sockets
are identified correctly. (BZ#693476)

All users of psmisc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs.


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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
psmisc-22.2-11.src.rpm     MD5: 809fc979f2bf425ee62d215d52e586f5
SHA-256: ce0bad2b011d3a32997662a4a3e7d35699c8cf14d05c0d26618c87070fc36172
 
IA-32:
psmisc-22.2-11.i386.rpm     MD5: cc3e8be40a172594ba30daa282a88a7d
SHA-256: b1613e07cda5dc520b34aebbe8eb403fa542aed892e62e81ecf60fcba12c7bb8
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.i386.rpm     MD5: 4fbe3f268f6175bb915d00ff1a4b43c9
SHA-256: 84521c0d84e231e196bce73ce0c160da32126d9cf5fe2ded027137d38c46c0e0
 
IA-64:
psmisc-22.2-11.ia64.rpm     MD5: 3c777534ceae08ce90a2a36bb8c88811
SHA-256: 5178e911651189380054b5b1db75b967eb89117de9373a8d477225e39f7f8a3f
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.ia64.rpm     MD5: 1b7560ce1c4f412044e7a2f256d7a079
SHA-256: 160ec666cedbb1c51558712df5ba5e7950f149d08fcf6851f96577cb6387bb93
 
PPC:
psmisc-22.2-11.ppc.rpm     MD5: d70fc20236ba62a8aff917c3da6f2ffc
SHA-256: 2c09c381ecbb893fd13a12f4ec6ac26175a376188cc301fdb376ab6e68c0ac52
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.ppc.rpm     MD5: efb9ebd0d1a7e87ec443ef9332409760
SHA-256: 4908e62c18994cf666c9ea68d8d7998d938cffc6b0003be9f7dcdf2ec2f9830d
 
s390x:
psmisc-22.2-11.s390x.rpm     MD5: cc7bcc23d873b7f684b74051b4e6d831
SHA-256: 1389aefadcbc4d4ce3c030ddb893c1e5e464dc2c5263d637e6abc974b0ebd703
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.s390x.rpm     MD5: 894cf4a22f255d5c07300aca5789084d
SHA-256: caf2b41ee7416690490ba195e08c0fb106e4f9ec26448a4872935183dfc82b2d
 
x86_64:
psmisc-22.2-11.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a486b4127720f96dc1352008412037dc
SHA-256: 4f432900dbb6f5e752bedfb5b0cddd10961fcb564bc5ec7b484c342cd183de48
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 921a6195bb85cd274d09b9377c6712aa
SHA-256: 881897aa418bb6d848b8a8c66282058daa95915b87300cf0faba1392af33a2e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
psmisc-22.2-11.src.rpm     MD5: 809fc979f2bf425ee62d215d52e586f5
SHA-256: ce0bad2b011d3a32997662a4a3e7d35699c8cf14d05c0d26618c87070fc36172
 
IA-32:
psmisc-22.2-11.i386.rpm     MD5: cc3e8be40a172594ba30daa282a88a7d
SHA-256: b1613e07cda5dc520b34aebbe8eb403fa542aed892e62e81ecf60fcba12c7bb8
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.i386.rpm     MD5: 4fbe3f268f6175bb915d00ff1a4b43c9
SHA-256: 84521c0d84e231e196bce73ce0c160da32126d9cf5fe2ded027137d38c46c0e0
 
x86_64:
psmisc-22.2-11.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a486b4127720f96dc1352008412037dc
SHA-256: 4f432900dbb6f5e752bedfb5b0cddd10961fcb564bc5ec7b484c342cd183de48
psmisc-debuginfo-22.2-11.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 921a6195bb85cd274d09b9377c6712aa
SHA-256: 881897aa418bb6d848b8a8c66282058daa95915b87300cf0faba1392af33a2e9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

479345 - fuser from psmisc does not parse /proc/net/udp when -n udp is specified
666213 - uninitialized memory leading to `killall -g name ` failure



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