Enhancement Advisory dmidecode bug fix update

Advisory: RHEA-2014:0326-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2014-03-25
Last updated on: 2014-03-25
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 Server AUS (v. 6.5)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

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

The dmidecode packages provide utilities for extracting x86 and Intel Itanium
hardware information from the system BIOS or EFI (Extensible Firmware
Interface), depending on the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically
includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, and asset
tag, as well as other details, depending on the manufacturer.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, SMBIOS implementations newer than version 2.7 were not
fully supported by the dmidecode tool in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. As a
consequence, dmidecode was not able to automate builds and deployments on
certain hardware. To fix this bug, dmidecode has been updated and now supports
version 2.8 SMBIOS. (BZ#1067392)

Users of dmidecode 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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: b124bed84058e56cdf28b3926fc3c232
SHA-256: 7a29023c1f4f4ff349f028b4bca82e5dd1ce37a105a5796667b0564972a08097
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: 92a03ad350b9a5a9f81e6b592d95077f
SHA-256: a4c10a66721c76eaeadd9851b4d263db5800e47e45af5a4e8c011050455e2809
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: b124bed84058e56cdf28b3926fc3c232
SHA-256: 7a29023c1f4f4ff349f028b4bca82e5dd1ce37a105a5796667b0564972a08097
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: 92a03ad350b9a5a9f81e6b592d95077f
SHA-256: a4c10a66721c76eaeadd9851b4d263db5800e47e45af5a4e8c011050455e2809
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.5)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5.z)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: b124bed84058e56cdf28b3926fc3c232
SHA-256: 7a29023c1f4f4ff349f028b4bca82e5dd1ce37a105a5796667b0564972a08097
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: 92a03ad350b9a5a9f81e6b592d95077f
SHA-256: a4c10a66721c76eaeadd9851b4d263db5800e47e45af5a4e8c011050455e2809
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.src.rpm     MD5: f882ea4135e18719ecd95b438cc65b78
SHA-256: 964fa6066f4c1bde9537dd89b2ba4d7709e747f21c7bbcb6b2bd79bc36b124cf
 
IA-32:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: b124bed84058e56cdf28b3926fc3c232
SHA-256: 7a29023c1f4f4ff349f028b4bca82e5dd1ce37a105a5796667b0564972a08097
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.i686.rpm     MD5: 92a03ad350b9a5a9f81e6b592d95077f
SHA-256: a4c10a66721c76eaeadd9851b4d263db5800e47e45af5a4e8c011050455e2809
 
x86_64:
dmidecode-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4754711c6414a2a307dc2b24d7089650
SHA-256: acc0369e86eb5298f9904733a6aabef2e646cf50d5c641db4dfe18412b26398c
dmidecode-debuginfo-2.12-5.el6_5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4e96bf0da9921333a764238f42fdc37a
SHA-256: db8662320659300d906810d33b47d72471e7df9d4803003d699433954358e723
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1067392 - 6.5.z: dmidecode in rhel6 does not fully support SMBIOS 2.8 on HP gen8



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