Recommended update for open-vm-tools

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:0411-1
Rating: low
References: #1062837 #1063320 #1073174
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

  • An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This update of open-vm-tools to version 10.2.0 provides the following
    fixes and improvements:

    - Build deploypackage plugin for SLES11 making the VMware provided
    obsolete. (bsc#1062837)
    - Fix a memory leak in vmtoolsd.
    - Add SUSE Server for SAP Applications to hostinfoPosix.c.
    - Fix a crash when stopping vmtoolsd.
    - Add new GOS definitions (e.g. SLES 15) for virtual hardware version 14.
    - Add /usr/bin/vmware-user symlink to vmware-user-suid-wrapper.
    - Provide vmware-vgauth-smoketest for VGAUthservice validation.
    - Modify udev rules to only adjust timeout on disk devices. (bsc#1063320)
    - Enable building with ssl capabilities for SLES11.
    - Tools Hgfs Plugin: refresh Hgfs drives on client start
    - Report version data via guestinfo vars
    - Add entries for MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to guest_os_tables.h.

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch slessp4-open-vm-tools-13460=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13460=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
      • libvmtools0-10.2.0-8.6.1
      • open-vm-tools-10.2.0-8.6.1
      • open-vm-tools-desktop-10.2.0-8.6.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
      • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-10.2.0-8.6.1
      • open-vm-tools-debugsource-10.2.0-8.6.1