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Recommended update for e2fsprogs


(Last modified: 31OCT2006)

solutions Recommended update for e2fsprogs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (41fbd770a3190b10f31fef4d2dc861d7)

Applies to

Package: e2fsprogs
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-11264
Release: 20061031
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



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.
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.


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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