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Overview

Id RHBA-2013:0660-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0660-01 RHBA ypserv bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2013:0660-01

Red Hat 2013:0660-01 RHBA ypserv bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

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Released On

19 Mar 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0660.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The ypserv packages provide the Network Information Service (NIS) server. NIS is a system that provides network information such as login names, passwords, home directories, and group information to all the machines on a network. This update fixes the following bug: * Previously, the ypserv utility allocated large amounts of virtual memory when parsing XDR requests, but failed to free that memory if the request was not parsed successfully. Consequently, memory leaks occurred. With this update, a patch has been provided to free the already allocated memory when the parsing of a request fails and, as a result, memory leaks no longer occur. (BZ#920111) Users of ypserv are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.

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