RHN Registration, yum or other RHN utilities fail with segmentation fault

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Issue

  • RHN Registration, yum or other RHN utilities fail with segmentation fault
  • I see the following errors in /var/log/messages:
Nov 14 14:16:29 localhost kernel: rhn_register[4070]: segfault at 0000000600001c4f rip 0000003759c79a6a rsp 00007fff6fff1258 error 4
Nov 14 14:17:28 localhost kernel: rhn_register[4105]: segfault at 0000000600001c4f rip 0000003759c79a6a rsp 00007ffff76dfd48 error 4 
  • In other occurrence of the issue:
Mar  4 10:17:47 rhel6 kernel: rhnreg_ks[9330]: segfault at 3d00000000 ip 0000003dfcb29460 sp 00007fff429a6898 error 4 in libc-2.12.so[3dfca00000+18b000]
Mar  4 10:19:43 rhel6 kernel: rhn_register[10441]: segfault at 3d00000000 ip 0000003dfcb29460 sp 00007fff7b7c73b8 error 4 in libc-2.12.so[3dfca00000+18b000]
  • In yet another case, yum segfaulted with:
Nov 29 23:57:13 rhel6 kernel: yum[7450]: segfault at 3800000000 ip 0000003815b255d0 sp 00007fffc8362b98 error 4 in libc-2.12.so[3815a00000+197000]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • rhn_register
  • yum
  • libxml2 of lower version than 2.7.6-14

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