5.55. dropwatch

Updated dropwatch packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The dropwatch package contains a utility that provides packet monitoring services.

Bug Fix

BZ#725464
Prior to this update, the dropwatch utility could become unresponsive because it was waiting for a deactivation acknowledgement to be issued by an already deactivated or stopped service. With this update, dropwatch detects an attempt to deactivate/stop an already deactivated/stopped service and no longer hangs.
All users of dropwatch are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
An updated dropwatch package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The dropwatch package contains a utility that provides packet monitoring services.

Bug Fix

BZ#684713
Previously, the dropwatch utility could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The failure was caused by a double-free error which occurred while issuing the start and stop messages. This update removes the freeing function calls from the underlying code, which prevents the dropwatch utility from crashing.
All users of dropwatch are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.