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Overview

Id RHBA-2012:1035-01
Name Red Hat 2012:1035-01 RHBA telnet 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 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2012:1035-01

Red Hat 2012:1035-01 RHBA telnet bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

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Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2012-1035.html

Description

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Telnet is a popular protocol for logging in to remote systems over the Internet. The telnet service is disabled by default. This update fixes following bugs: * Prior to this update, the telnet.spec file used the "%{dist}" macro instead of the "%{?dist}", which violated packaging guidelines. This update replaces the macro with the correct one. (BZ#440614) * Prior to this update, the telnet utility used the sockaddr structure as storage for IPv6 addresses. As a consequence, telnet could emit incomplete IPv6 addresses because the sockaddr structure is to small to hold an IPv6 address. This update modifies telnet to use the sockaddr_storage structure as IPv6 address storage and now emits complete IPv6 addresses. (BZ#678336) * Prior to this update, the telnet utility could enter an infinite loop when the user specified the "-b" parameter with a non-existing network interface. This update modifies the telnet command to print errors when users specify a non-existing network interface. (BZ#772860) * Prior to this update, the in.telnetd daemon could fail to update information in the /var/run/utmp directory when a deadlock occured in a telnet session. This update modifies telnetd to update /var/run/utmp correctly. (BZ#825946) All users of telnet are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.

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