RHEA-2004:605 - Product Enhancement Advisory
Updated rsh package
Product Enhancement Advisory
An updated rsh package that uses ~/.netrc for prompting the username and
password in rexec is now avaliable.
The rsh package contains a set of programs that allow users to run
commmands on remote machines, login to other machines, and copy files
between machines, using the rsh, rlogin, and rcp commands. All three of
these commands use rhosts-style authentication.
The rexec command prompted for username and password regardless of the
~/.netrc configuration file contents. This updated package contains a patch
that no longer skips the ~/.netrc file.
All users who have configurations that fail due to the ~/.netrc being
skipped should upgrade to this updated rsh package.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 135643 - rexec prompts for username/password before checking ~/.netrc
This erratum does not contain any packages.