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Updated abrt, libreport, and satyr packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) recognizes defects in applications and creates bug reports that help maintainers to fix the defects. ABRT uses a plug-in system to extend its functionality.
- The abrt-addon-ccpp process logs messages using the rsyslog daemon. When rsyslog terminated unexpectedly, abrt-addon-ccpp could enter a deadlock state, because the /dev/log socket was not freed. The underlying source code has been modified to fix this bug, and the deadlock no longer occurs in the described situation.
- The "bootloader" plug-in was renamed to "boot". However, ABRT still used the old name when generating SOS reports. As a consequence, ABRT did not include SOS report data in its crash reports. With this update, ABRT now uses the correct name and generates SOS reports as expected.
- The libreport library could previously change mode of any file or mode of the dump directory because it followed symbolic links. Also, libreport could change ownership of a new dump directory. This behavior could lead to security issues. With this update, this bug has been fixed, and libreport no longer changes modes or ownership.
- BZ#1150197, BZ#1152222, BZ#1153311
- This update introduces ABRT micro-reporting. When a crash occurs, users can now send authenticated reports about the problem called micro-reports. These reports contain non-sensitive data describing the problem and optionally host name, machine ID, and RHN account number. Micro-reports help Red Hat to track bug occurrences and to provide instant solutions to crashes. See https://access.redhat.com/node/642323 for more information about micro-reporting.
Users of abrt, libreport, and satyr are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.