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5.331. telnet

Updated telnet packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Telnet is a popular protocol for logging in to remote systems over the Internet. The telnet-server package includes a telnet service that supports remote logins into the host machine. The telnet service is disabled by default.

Bug Fix

BZ#860012
Prior to this update, the telnetd daemon did not reuse previously created entries in the /var/run/utmp file. Consequently, /var/run/utmp grew and contained empty entries, eventually causing various other problems. With this update, telnetd has been fixed to reuse entries in /var/run/utmp and behave like other programs which use this file, thus preventing this bug.
All users of telnet are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.