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Recommended update for openslp


(Last modified: 04SEP2006)

solutions Recommended update for openslp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7c4ec727c0f54f128f18e05c15a85eb3)

Applies to

Package: openslp
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11121
Release: 20060904
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



Problem description

A bug in openslp's network code that breaks the handling of large answer sizes has been found. The bug occurs if the kernel could not accept the complete buffer in one send system call.
Other bugs which have been found:
  • Openslp does not listen on multiple interfaces if slpv1 is turned on.
  • There is a file descriptor leak in the interface discovery code.
  • libslp does not check the overflow bit of received answers, but only looks at the size of the package for overflow detection.
  • The errno check in the network reply code is wrong, this can lead to an endless loop in some cases.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh openslp.rpm openslp-server.rpm openslp-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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