Skip to navigation

Enhancement Advisory dmidecode enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:0988-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated dmidecode package that provides one enhancement is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The dmidecode package provides utilities for extracting x86 and Intel Itanium
hardware information from the system BIOS or EFI, depending on the SMBIOS/DMI
standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name,
serial number, BIOS version, and asset tag.

The dmidecode package has been upgraded to version 2.11, which updates support
for SMBIOS specification version 2.7. (BZ#661864)

Users of dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds
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/kb/docs/DOC-11259/

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 278a40aa7d3247028062e98b5bd9d7d3
SHA-256: 10525a173d948ba8db34ba5e4b4e0e5d63209f198254886939e3d1ffc60d5938
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 79eefe3061a0ff033f462f0071455c86
SHA-256: a333cf926c925868dabd0d8f391c149be8faec75bf7216324b936eeda0c4e50c
 
IA-64:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 28d336f8ed1fca75a82143dd283abc31
SHA-256: bb2fcf906c7f52bc7249428c449be24a6d10cbe265df67e92ba7c368ff0f73c3
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b1f472c62fd7d5802b45c78fea778e41
SHA-256: b4f2d5b11b2da7229d3d33f88808e3f8613221c37116b2599baf3ad4c81179af
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 278a40aa7d3247028062e98b5bd9d7d3
SHA-256: 10525a173d948ba8db34ba5e4b4e0e5d63209f198254886939e3d1ffc60d5938
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 79eefe3061a0ff033f462f0071455c86
SHA-256: a333cf926c925868dabd0d8f391c149be8faec75bf7216324b936eeda0c4e50c
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.11-1.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b1f472c62fd7d5802b45c78fea778e41
SHA-256: b4f2d5b11b2da7229d3d33f88808e3f8613221c37116b2599baf3ad4c81179af
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Keywords

dmidecode


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/