An updated make package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
GNU make is a tool for controlling the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files. Users can build and install packages by using make without any significant knowledge about the details of the build process.
- Prior to this update, memory corruption could occur in an "eval" expression if one of its sub-expressions was assigned to the same variable. An upstream patch has been applied to address this issue, and memory corruption no longer appears in the described scenario.
All users of make are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.