- When trying to identify the processor type by performing a string comparison, Python terminated with a segmentation fault. This was caused by DMI tables which did not report the CPU processor information as a string and returned a NULL value instead. This update adds additional checks for NULL values before doing the string comparison.
- Previously, when calling the memcpy() function on the IBM System z machine which was under heavy memory load, a SIGILL signal was triggered. As a consequence, the complete Python interpreter core dumped. A signal handler was added to properly handle heavy memory loads.
- Prior to this update, when running the rhn_register utility, providing a valid user name and password, and clicking the Forward button, the tool terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This was caused by the dmi_processor_id() function not checking whether the version pointer was NULL. This update adds additional checks for NULL values, fixing the problem.