[CentOS] glibc-2.5-58.el5_6.2.i686 broken?

Tue Apr 19 09:50:49 UTC 2011
Peter Kjellström <cap at nsc.liu.se>

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 02:07:04 AM Ron Blizzard wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Tom Sorensen <tsorensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is a known issue with one of the security updates on that
> > version of glibc.
> > 
> > That said, it's still *highly* recommended that you update. There are
> > four CVEs closed by this glibc update, one of which is potentially a
> > remote privilege escalation (and that one is NOT the one that is
> > causing the issue).
> > 
> > If, for some reason, you cannot update then you should seriously
> > consider whether or not those systems can connect to the Internet, or
> > if you should get the glibc from Scientific Linux that has the 3
> > patches that do not cause an issue in the meantime.
> For clarification, this bug is only known to be affecting Evolution
> and Gnome-Panel, correct?

Those are the only known problems with this glibc version. We've been running 
~2000 servers with the update and no problems for ~2 weeks.


> If so, for most servers, the update should
> not be a concern.
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