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8.59. finger

Updated finger packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The finger utility allows users to display information about users on the system, including their login names, full names, and the time they logged in to the system.

Bug Fix

When the "compat" method is specified in the nsswitch.conf file, special entries containing the "+" or "-" characters are allowed to be used in the /etc/passwd file. Previously, when the finger utility was run with a "username" argument on a host that had the special entries in /etc/passwd, finger terminated with a segmentation fault. With this update, the code that handles the "username" argument has been fixed to perform the necessary checks and the finger utility no longer crashes in the described scenario.
All users of finger are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.