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Bug Fix Advisory autofs bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0833-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-11-08
Last updated on: 2010-11-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated autofs package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon, which
automatically mounts, and then unmounts file systems after a period of
inactivity.

This updated package fixes the following bug:

* As it is used quite often, the Network File System (NFS) mount module is
pre-opened and cached by the "parse_sun" module, so that it can be accessed by
other modules very quickly. However, especially with a high number of
simultaneously running threads, it was possible for a race condition to arise,
causing the automount daemon to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault
(BZ#648411).

All users of the autofs daemon are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves this issue.


Solution

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

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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: beab265711b0ae641a6f7c447b13c77d
SHA-256: f49efedc7edca44c7245ac7ad3c379ea2afadaab7c61a0f6231f828be939c2ec
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 50122ec451e9d738f8abb52a6569c03d
SHA-256: 52d9a213465c0f5a7788e4f012a6d55117377c2b3feb834d07af400f0b800f7e
 
IA-64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: df5e739089cc7064f2402287b623cc3e
SHA-256: 9a3a6443acd8b8e75db6088a1d3dbdb21ec41f3712402d7a379515784d47d1c9
 
PPC:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 50d8e98d5ceb7ec3c2df6bf4c148015a
SHA-256: 85b7f2ab429db32185ab1f785bffdce80762b991195a15305852b2b62e8a6cb3
 
s390x:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 33d729691d7726cacb448ca1a8011f03
SHA-256: e58ba59c71595dc9ae4c6f9a798ad5f5c00afd8d0dabd807fb4e20d19d4346f5
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ec8271641210e1c1464a09b2053a5014
SHA-256: af3db47a538f0d6bd073422d1bcda826caaa6cc993c8ecf2699361b701c94139
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: beab265711b0ae641a6f7c447b13c77d
SHA-256: f49efedc7edca44c7245ac7ad3c379ea2afadaab7c61a0f6231f828be939c2ec
 
IA-32:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: 50122ec451e9d738f8abb52a6569c03d
SHA-256: 52d9a213465c0f5a7788e4f012a6d55117377c2b3feb834d07af400f0b800f7e
 
x86_64:
autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.143.el5_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1350
    MD5: ec8271641210e1c1464a09b2053a5014
SHA-256: af3db47a538f0d6bd073422d1bcda826caaa6cc993c8ecf2699361b701c94139
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

648411 - segfault in close_mount()



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