Updated sed packages that fix three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Sed is a stream or batch non-interactive editor. It takes text as input, performs an operation or set of operations on the text, and outputs the modified text.
When the "--copy" option was used with the sed utility, sed created a back-up copy of the original file. However, the back-up file was not deleted after a successful operation. A patch has been provided to address this bug and back-up files are now properly deleted in the described scenario.
Previously, the sed test suite was setting locale for UTF-8 variants incorrectly. Consequently, operation of the rpmbuild utility could fail, among other issues. This bug has been fixed and the test suite now sets the locale correctly.
A static analysis tool discovered several minor file I/O resource leaks, which occurred when sed encountered an error. This bug has been fixed and the leaks no longer occur.
All users of sed are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.