1.11. bash

Updated bash packages that fix three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Bash (Bourne-again shell) is the default shell for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Bug Fixes
When using arithmetic evaluation on an associative array with integer values, an attempt to provide an invalid subscript caused Bash to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This update applies a patch that corrects this error, and providing an invalid subscript no longer causes the bash interpreter to crash.
Prior to this update, the Bash interpreter reported broken pipe errors for both external and built-in commands. Since these errors are only relevant for external commands, this update adapts the underlying source code to suppress the broken pipe error messages for built-in commands. As a result, only relevant messages are now presented to user.
Previous version of the bash(1) manual page did not provide a clear description of the "break", "continue", and "suspend" built-in commands. This update corrects this error, and extends the manual page to provide accurate and complete descriptions of these commands.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.