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Bug Fix Advisory autofs bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1079-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated autofs package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements
is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon. The automount
daemon automatically mounts file systems when you use them, and unmounts them
when they are not busy.

These updated autofs packages include a number of bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Refer to the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 Technical Notes for information about these
changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.7_Technical_Notes/autofs.html#RHBA-2011-1079

All autofs users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which provide
numerous bug fixes and enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: b4d37d306e59d631f9b498a92aaa01b4
SHA-256: d4a7d9497ca19d4dc5fb7f76c337c2a0172c67ee68dc00e5998972df694e50da
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ba9756ea03a725be407d7e50822c90f7
SHA-256: 5587167fc601a86cc92394dccd87d0343e4ac38191e6b1f9d0161bf548c10878
 
IA-64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ae0b52030cce4c93dec153b7c307aad9
SHA-256: 4fb6b5c4463759e53871a41e04bf3d1b55b6f4037e472c2d22d7dbe47fa18b50
 
PPC:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: b3ca2e3c7ea9c32d70c7345bbed770e3
SHA-256: f4a393d7563dba68518d8b012dc3ae22fe5279f72bf140e48c399839cf73c75f
 
s390x:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 377d554476744449f639fcc67d062dc8
SHA-256: cd78b0cb30fe4ba24d43b7c1b84a9aeb2d4f520e191bb94e8806d414b3aa50ce
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 29eb25adbfcd57a26c6f41a13f096b00
SHA-256: 7a98a3d4cf5d4f3c85abd3d31f8b9c1bc9849cbad2419c779c192735472d9450
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: b4d37d306e59d631f9b498a92aaa01b4
SHA-256: d4a7d9497ca19d4dc5fb7f76c337c2a0172c67ee68dc00e5998972df694e50da
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ba9756ea03a725be407d7e50822c90f7
SHA-256: 5587167fc601a86cc92394dccd87d0343e4ac38191e6b1f9d0161bf548c10878
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.156.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 29eb25adbfcd57a26c6f41a13f096b00
SHA-256: 7a98a3d4cf5d4f3c85abd3d31f8b9c1bc9849cbad2419c779c192735472d9450
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

538408 - RFE: automounter to dump maps
546133 - autofs - memory leak on reload
551599 - automount segfaults in lookup_mount
560124 - autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.131.el5_4.1 is missing man 8 auto.master
563956 - autofs should support paged results from ldap server
566481 - RFE: Add locality LDAP attribute to
570783 - Segmentation fault when looking up '*.'
576775 - segfault in close_mount()
579312 - autmount maps stored in LDAP can not be read using simple authenticated binds
589573 - automount hangs on startup when started with an already mounted cifs share
593378 - If maps include both file and nis maps, included nis maps which worked on RHEL 5.3 no longer work on RHEL 5.4
601935 - Race condition or other deadlocking issue on expire code path
668354 - autofs handle isspace() char incorrectly


References



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