Updated tree packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The tree package contains the tree utility that recursively displays the contents of directories in a tree-like format. Tree is basically a UNIX port of the DOS tree utility.
- Previously, buffer overflows could occur in the uidtoname() and gidtoname() functions of the tree utility. As a consequence, using the "tree" command in some cases failed and the following error message was displayed to the user:
*** buffer overflow detected ***: tree terminatedAn upstream patch has been backported to fix the problem, and the tree utility now lists files as expected.
Users of tree are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.