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Recommended update for package binutils

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(Last modified: 21FEB2005)


solutions Recommended update for package binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1ea3a5f86e72ccd25d510f093c2ba54b)

Applies to

Package: binutils
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9883
Release: 20050221
Obsoletes: a6e6b0759cb7dbea4787373a911ccb49
0907a367d0d2300629778057d73dea4c
8864643b783576f3e06a2cb7565bdaf5
ef83f958af36a92fda2298ec03e3c87b
0e03141fe80e51939322f4564d223a57
a4a94564429a36055ee6f4fa713bcfba

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

When bfd_vma is bigger than the target pointer size then the .eh_frame_hdr processing does not correctly compute the sorted array due to missing sign extension. This happens on a 32 bit target when a 64 bit BFD is used. This leads to C++ exception handling not working correctly in some situations. Now signed values for offsets are used.

Solution

Please install the update provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh binutils.rpm

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