[RHBA-2002:305-01] Fix memory leak in Xft

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                   Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          Fix memory leak in Xft
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2002:305-01
Issue date:        2003-08-08
Updated on:        2003-08-08
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          Xft gnome-terminal konsole memory leak
Cross references:  
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1. Topic:

A memory leak was discovered in the Xft library on non-RENDER X servers.
This errata fixes the issue.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

The Xft memory leak manifests itself when any GTK+ 2.0, Qt 3.0, or other
Xft-based application renders text on an X server that lacks the RENDER
extension. This includes the VNC X server and the default XFree86 X server
for some video chipsets, as well as many X servers shipped with 
past versions of Red Hat Linux or with other operating systems.

The bug occurs most commonly with terminal applications as their extensive
text handling resulted in rapid memory leaks. However most applications are
impacted by the bug.

It is recommended that all users install this update.

4. Solution:

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
desired RPMs.

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.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

76219 - gnome-terminal memory leak

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 8.0:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
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ebdaa5568cab2a6127f6a9409a47cc41 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/Xft-2.0-4.src.rpm
6209c7cfbbe98730f86123455ff8ef32 8.0/en/os/i386/Xft-2.0-4.i386.rpm
be1bce9818dc4c6233246b75e95aaeb0 8.0/en/os/i386/Xft-devel-2.0-4.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.redhat.com/security/keys.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    md5sum <filename>

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact.html

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