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Recommended update for glibc

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(Last modified: 16NOV2007)


solutions Recommended update for glibc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (942cee5689230dc56444aaa156df1e6f)

Applies to

Package: glibc
glibc-devel
glibc-html
glibc-i18ndata
glibc-info
glibc-locale
glibc-profile
nscd
timezone
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11974
Release: 20071116
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update contains these fixes:
  • pthread_atfork()-induced hangs in threaded programs
  • Possible coredumps of getXXbyYY functions inside nscd_getpw_r
  • glob() overflowing stack when producing massive number of matches
  • getent hosts not resolving IPv4 addresses from /etc/hosts
  • Race in timer_delete()
  • Race in _Unwind_ForcedUnwind
  • Race in nscd's gethostbyname()
  • Random nscd crashes under very heavy pw/grp queries load
  • Memory leak in fputws()
  • strncmp() on ppc/ppc64 can sometimes access memory beyond the buffer

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 glibc.rpm glibc-devel.rpm glibc-html.rpm glibc-i18ndata.rpm glibc-info.rpm glibc-locale.rpm glibc-profile.rpm nscd.rpm timezone.rpm

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