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Recommended update for pwdutils


(Last modified: 23JUN2006)

solutions Recommended update for pwdutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dcb96f3807d994081d602ab668e9eb76)

Applies to

Package: pwdutils
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-11010
Release: 20060623
Obsoletes: none


Users experiencing crashes in pwck or grpck should update pwdutils.



Problem description

This patch fixes improper memory buffer handling in pwck and grpck, which was
causing memory corruptions themselves leading to a crash of these tools.


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 pwdutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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