Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240909
memory leak fixed in RHEL3 but present in RHEL4
Last modified: 2010-10-22 11:13:33 EDT
Description of problem:
A memory leak which was patched in RHEL3 - Redhat Bugzilla #151080 and has been
included in openssh 3.6.1p2 moving forward also apears to be present in RHEL4.
Checking the code of the patch against current srpm of RHEL4 openssh it does not
appear that the contents of the Red Hat - openssh-3.6.1p2-sftp-memleak.patch was
accepted upstream and/or included in the RHEL4 3.9p1 branch code.
The memory leak is causing a significant production impact, and is hindering our
ability to do business without constant attention from our Network Operations
team, and constant service restarts to clear the consumed memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hi Tomas can I get an update regarding this bug? it has significant impact for us.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
We also may be deploying this same system in RHEL5 in the near future, will you
be checking this fix against the current RHEL5 OpenSSH as well? I would hate to
be in the same boat in less then a year from now having to go through this again.
As the fix was backported from openssh-4.3p2 - RHEL5 is OK.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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