1.134. screen

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1.134.1. RHBA-2011:0118: bug fix update

An updated screen package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The screen utility allows multiple logins on a single terminal. This is especially useful for users who telnet into a machine or are connected using a terminal that does not provide this functionality, but want to use more than one login.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* During a screen session, running certain commands such as "who am i", "w", or "logname" as a superuser did not produce the expected output or failed. This was caused by the fact that the package was built without the utempter support. With this update, the utility has been updated to include this support, and the above commands now work as expected. ( BZ#474896)
* Due to several unrelated bugs, the screen utility did not pass the Common Criteria certification requirements. With this update, various parts of the underlying source code have been modified to target these issues. ( BZ#644070)
All users of screen are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.
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