Updated corosync packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
The corosync packages provide the Corosync Cluster Engine and the C language APIs for Red Hat Enterprise Linux cluster software.
Previously, the underlying library of corosync did not delete temporary buffers used for Inter-Process Communication (IPC) that are stored in the /dev/shm shared memory file system. Therefore, if the user without proper privileges attempted to establish an IPC connection, the attempt failed with an error message as expected but memory allocated for temporary buffers was not released. This could eventually result in /dev/shm being fully used and Denial of Service. This update modifies the coroipcc library to let applications delete temporary buffers if the buffers were not deleted by the corosync server. The /dev/shm file system is no longer cluttered with needless data in this scenario and IPC connections can be established as expected.
All users of corosync are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.