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This thread I will temporarily pin until (or not) it gets a positive response :)

If someone is running Fedora 39 Beta (workstation), can you at Terminal input the following

Code:
dnf info glibc

... and provide me with the output?

I am aware that the Beta ships with

glibc-2.37-1.fc38.x86_64

but I need to see if you have an update available for it to go to

glibc-2.38-6.fc39

Background to this request can be found at

https://www.linux.org/threads/another-security-issue.46984/

TIA

and Avagudweegend

Wiz

BTW don't necessarily upgrade, yourself, until I check a few things ... but it's your computer, lol
 


dnf info glibc
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:54 ago on Fri 06 Oct 2023 02:02:08 AM PDT.
Installed Packages
Name : glibc
Version : 2.38
Release : 6.fc39
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 6.4 M
Source : glibc-2.38-6.fc39.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : fedora
Summary : The GNU libc libraries
URL : http://www.gnu.org/software/glibc/
License : LGPLv2+ and LGPLv2+ with exceptions and GPLv2+ and GPLv2+ with
: exceptions and BSD and Inner-Net and ISC and Public Domain and
: GFDL
Description : The glibc package contains standard libraries which are used by
: multiple programs on the system. In order to save disk space and
: memory, as well as to make upgrading easier, common system code
: is kept in one place and shared between programs. This particular
: package contains the most important sets of shared libraries: the
: standard C library and the standard math library. Without these
: two libraries, a Linux system will not function.
 
Last edited:
this is what I get here also.
glibc
Version : 2.38
Release : 6.fc39
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 6.4 M
Source : glibc-2.38-6.fc39.src.rpm
 
Late back to my own party .... thanks guys.

Am I right in guessing that both of you are running the Fedora 39 Beta, and that the outputs are following having performed updates?

For Fedora 38, 2.37 has a patch.

Yeah, thanks, knew that but did not have time to post full details yesterday.

On Fedora 38 it dos not work

Code:
[chris@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2023-63e5a77522
Fedora 38 - x86_64                              4.3 kB/s | 3.8 kB     00:00   
Fedora 38 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64        1.1 kB/s | 989  B     00:00   
Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64                      4.6 kB/s | 3.8 kB     00:00   
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Updates                     28 kB/s |  37 kB     00:01   
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Updates                    205 kB/s | 833 kB     00:04   
Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64 - Updates            5.8 kB/s | 3.7 kB     00:00   
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!

Nor does

Code:
[chris@fedora ~]$ su -c 'dnf upgrade --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2023-63e5a77522'
Password:
Fedora 38 - x86_64                              3.8 kB/s | 3.8 kB     00:00   
Fedora 38 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64        1.2 kB/s | 989  B     00:00   
Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64                      7.7 kB/s | 3.8 kB     00:00   
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Updates                     37 kB/s |  37 kB     00:01   
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Updates                    205 kB/s | 833 kB     00:04   
Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64 - Updates            4.5 kB/s | 3.7 kB     00:00   
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!

Nor does temporarily activating Testing Updates

Code:
sudo dnf install glibc --enablerepo=updates-testing,updates-testing-modular --best
[sudo] password for chris:
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Test Updates                33 kB/s |  22 kB     00:00   
Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Test Updates               894 kB/s | 2.0 MB     00:02   
Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64 - Test Updates       5.7 kB/s | 3.0 kB     00:00   
Package glibc-2.37-10.fc38.x86_64 is already installed.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!

There are some tar.xz , tar.bz2 and so on available for the patched update, as well as an .rpm , but on Fedora 38 you take the first elevator down to Dependency Hell trying them.

Good news is 3-fold, in that
  1. Fedora 38 is not my daily driver
  2. It is available from Fedora 39 Beta with updates
  3. It will likely be in the final release due 17 October, even if they have to uncork any Feature Freeze they have put on it.
  4. I have pleny of other distros in my stable that should be safe. OK I lied - 4-fold ;)
Thanks guys

Wizard
 
Yes, that would be correct Fedora 39 Beta updated here.
 
On Fedora 38 it dos not work
dnf install glibc --enablerepo=updates-testing,updates-testing-modular --best

Just a simple...

dnf update -y

fixed mine on both 38 and 39. Note: 38 still shows 2.37, but the 2.37.10 has the fix. 2.37.6 does not.
If you do a "dnf info glibc", which version is installed on 38 ?
 
Aahhh, I understand now. :oops:

I have glibc-2.37-10 , so I am good now.

Much obliged and problem solved.

Wizard
 


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