[El-errata] ELSA-2013-1652 Low: Oracle Linux 6 coreutils security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Tue Nov 26 06:44:55 PST 2013

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2013-1652


The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 6 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:




Description of changes:

- clean up empty file if cp is failed [Orabug 15973168]

- adjust the fix for the du bindmounts failure(#836557)

- Fix su retvals (once again)

- CVE-2013-0221 CVE-2013-0223 CVE-2013-0222 - fix various
   segmentation faults in sort, uniq and join(#1015019)

- su now returns correct retvals for all cases

- tail -F now disables inotify when encountering a symlink.
   Polling is used instead.

- df now properly dereferences long FS names(again)

- pr -n no longer crashes when passed values >= 32.
   Also line numbers are consistently padded with spaces,
   rather than with zeros for certain widths. (#997537)

- fix su return codes when NOT killed by a signal (#996190)

- fix several newly introduced defects found by Coverity

- wait for su child to prevent errorneous execution of some
   commands (#749679)
- correct return values after signal termination (#889531)
   and propagation of child core dump info (#747592)
- dd now accepts 'status=none' to suppress all
   informational output(#965654)
- cut --output-delimiter option was ignored for multibyte
   locales (#867984)
- remove redundant setpwent() and setgrent () syscalls
   from stat -U/-G to improve NIS performance (#911206)
- date: deal correctly with invalid input with special
   characters (#960160)
- dd: provide support for the conv=sparse (#908980)
- su/runuser: clarify which envvars are preserved/initialized
   in -p/-m and -l help/man documentation (#967623)
- du: properly detect bindmounts (#836557)
- df: fix alignment of columns (#842040)
- id,groups: fix correct group printing (#816708)
- mv : replace empty directories in cross file
   system move (#980061)

- fix parsing of field regression in sort command
   (introduced between RHEL5 and RHEL6 upstream) (#956143)

- revert to polling for unknown filesystems, update
   known fs for tail and stat based on coreutils-8.21 (#827199)

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