Fedora 17 : pcp-3.6.9-1.fc17 (2012-17050)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to latest PCP sources, and resolve these bugzillas :

- Fix pmcd sigsegv in NUMA/CPU indom setup (BZ 858384)

- Fix sar2pcp uninitialised perl variable warning (BZ
859117)

- Fix pcp.py and pmcollectl with older python versions
(BZ 852234)

- Added the python PMAPI bindings and an initial python
client in pmcollectl. Separate, new package exists for
python libs for those platforms that split out packages
(rpm, deb).

- Added a pcp-testsuite package for those platforms that
might want this (rpm, deb again, mainly)

- Re-introduced the pcp/qa subdirectory in pcp and
deprecated the external pcpqa git tree.

- Fix potential buffer overflow in pmlogger host name
handling.

- Reworked the configure --prefix handling to be more
like the rest of the open source world.

- Ensure the __pmDecodeText ident parameter is always set
Resolves Red Hat bugzilla bug #841306. new upstream
release new upstream release

- Added the python PMAPI bindings and an initial python
client in pmcollectl. Separate, new package exists for
python libs for those platforms that split out packages
(rpm, deb).

- Added a pcp-testsuite package for those platforms that
might want this (rpm, deb again, mainly)

- Re-introduced the pcp/qa subdirectory in pcp and
deprecated the external pcpqa git tree.

- Fix potential buffer overflow in pmlogger host name
handling.

- Reworked the configure --prefix handling to be more
like the rest of the open source world.

- Ensure the __pmDecodeText ident parameter is always set
Resolves Red Hat bugzilla bug #841306. new upstream
release

- Added the python PMAPI bindings and an initial python
client in pmcollectl. Separate, new package exists for
python libs for those platforms that split out packages
(rpm, deb).

- Added a pcp-testsuite package for those platforms that
might want this (rpm, deb again, mainly)

- Re-introduced the pcp/qa subdirectory in pcp and
deprecated the external pcpqa git tree.

- Fix potential buffer overflow in pmlogger host name
handling.

- Reworked the configure --prefix handling to be more
like the rest of the open source world.

- Ensure the __pmDecodeText ident parameter is always set
Resolves Red Hat bugzilla bug #841306.

- Added the python PMAPI bindings and an initial python
client in pmcollectl. Separate, new package exists for
python libs for those platforms that split out packages
(rpm, deb).

- Added a pcp-testsuite package for those platforms that
might want this (rpm, deb again, mainly)

- Re-introduced the pcp/qa subdirectory in pcp and
deprecated the external pcpqa git tree.

- Fix potential buffer overflow in pmlogger host name
handling.

- Reworked the configure --prefix handling to be more
like the rest of the open source world.

- Ensure the __pmDecodeText ident parameter is always set
Resolves Red Hat bugzilla bug #841306.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841306
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=852234
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858384
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=859117
http://www.nessus.org/u?747abb7d

Solution :

Update the affected pcp package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62829 ()

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