Updated xmlrpc-c packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xmlrpc-c packages provide a network protocol to allow a client program to make a simple RPC (remote procedure call) over the Internet. It converts an RPC into an XML document, sends it to a remote server using HTTP, and gets back the response in XML.
- Prior to this update, the "xmlrpc-c-config client --libs" command returned unprocessed output, making it difficult to discern important information from it. This bug has been fixed and the output of the command is now properly pre-processed by the autoconf utility.
- A memory leak was discovered in the xmlrpc-c library by the valgrind utility. A patch has been provided to address this bug and the memory leak no longer occurs.
Users of xmlrpc-c are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.