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Recommended update for e2fsprogs

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(Last modified: 31OCT2006)


solutions Recommended update for e2fsprogs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (286c206d70f263c8fc3da1dc2fab3ce7)

Applies to

Package: e2fsprogs
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061031
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The libuuid library in e2fsprogs has no locking mechanism for the UUID generating function uuid_generate_time. It is possible to get duplicate UUIDs. This patch provides locking mechanisms which guarantees the uniqueness of the UUIDs.
If an unknown filesystem is exists on a partition, a bug in fsck leads to a bogus detection of the filesystem, while it should not have detected it at all. This will result in fsck ignoring the -t option and trying to call a non existing fsck.type checking tool. The correct behaviour is to get the filesystem type from the -t option if it could not be automatically determined.
The patch also fixes a buffer overflow in mklost+found and an issue with debugfs where an endless recursive loop is caused if there are symlinks in /dev.

Solution

Please install the updates 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 e2fsprogs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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