Bug Fix Advisory grub bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1649-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
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 grub packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The grub packages provide GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader), a boot loader
capable of booting a wide variety of operating systems.

These updated grub packages include several bug fixes and one enhancement. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical Notes for information on the most
significant of these changes:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.5_Technical_Notes/grub.html#RHBA-2013-1649

Users of grub are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these
bugs and add this enhancement


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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

IA-32:
grub-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: c7d1e63cad0e89deb00522bf86fd93c4
SHA-256: 7de26cc5cdfd99d9f1667cf12c0c27cb8c4d6ed306c563eb552021d220224d76
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 9dcc414afec5fe2cf77245820c33801b
SHA-256: 2d53989a8414d23e1cea9185961990bf65bb16f00114df36b224d7cbee04c084
 
x86_64:
grub-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 4e4617099d5de7a3431a7a4abb8cf3fb
SHA-256: b53f5d83d5b6fd6ffc91fc67285d5b0070ef68e2efdf6d8cfa092f909ee365ad
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 0d4e2be4b4ecefaf6c4e4e314400df89
SHA-256: bf155107e6157ba8064ca9b655d3f5945ccd46f89c44addca678659a6e6d7e50
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

x86_64:
grub-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 4e4617099d5de7a3431a7a4abb8cf3fb
SHA-256: b53f5d83d5b6fd6ffc91fc67285d5b0070ef68e2efdf6d8cfa092f909ee365ad
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 0d4e2be4b4ecefaf6c4e4e314400df89
SHA-256: bf155107e6157ba8064ca9b655d3f5945ccd46f89c44addca678659a6e6d7e50
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

IA-32:
grub-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: c7d1e63cad0e89deb00522bf86fd93c4
SHA-256: 7de26cc5cdfd99d9f1667cf12c0c27cb8c4d6ed306c563eb552021d220224d76
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 9dcc414afec5fe2cf77245820c33801b
SHA-256: 2d53989a8414d23e1cea9185961990bf65bb16f00114df36b224d7cbee04c084
 
x86_64:
grub-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 4e4617099d5de7a3431a7a4abb8cf3fb
SHA-256: b53f5d83d5b6fd6ffc91fc67285d5b0070ef68e2efdf6d8cfa092f909ee365ad
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 0d4e2be4b4ecefaf6c4e4e314400df89
SHA-256: bf155107e6157ba8064ca9b655d3f5945ccd46f89c44addca678659a6e6d7e50
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

IA-32:
grub-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: c7d1e63cad0e89deb00522bf86fd93c4
SHA-256: 7de26cc5cdfd99d9f1667cf12c0c27cb8c4d6ed306c563eb552021d220224d76
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 9dcc414afec5fe2cf77245820c33801b
SHA-256: 2d53989a8414d23e1cea9185961990bf65bb16f00114df36b224d7cbee04c084
 
x86_64:
grub-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 4e4617099d5de7a3431a7a4abb8cf3fb
SHA-256: b53f5d83d5b6fd6ffc91fc67285d5b0070ef68e2efdf6d8cfa092f909ee365ad
grub-debuginfo-0.97-83.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0719
    MD5: 0d4e2be4b4ecefaf6c4e4e314400df89
SHA-256: bf155107e6157ba8064ca9b655d3f5945ccd46f89c44addca678659a6e6d7e50
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

854652 - Documentation is not generated properly during build
916016 - grub-efi should recognize virtio-blk devices
922705 - Grub spec file does not specify that it requires 32-bit glibc-static to be linked even if building x86_64
928938 - Installing to a multipathed device on the most recent version of grub causes grub to be unreadable


References



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