Recommended update for autofs

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for autofs
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:3846-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1038198 #1062482 #1066720 #1068166
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that has four recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for autofs provides the following fixes:

  • Fix issue where comparing CLOCK_MONOTONIC times with stat.st_mtime caused repeated re-reads of the map and stale ghost entries for failed mounts (bsc#1068166)
  • Fix ordering of seteuid/setegid in do_spawn (bsc#1062482)
  • Fix possible map instance memory leak (bsc#1038198)
  • Check map instances for staleness on map update (bsc#1038198)
  • Fix handling of replicated NFS server so that selection between servers still works sensibly when use_hostname_for_mounts is in effect. (bsc#1066720)
  • Fix a bug that causes nanoseconds to be ignored and effectively disables sorting of hosts based on response time and/or weight. (bsc#1066720)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-autofs-13875=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-autofs-13875=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • autofs-5.0.6-42.8.26
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • autofs-debuginfo-5.0.6-42.8.26
    • autofs-debugsource-5.0.6-42.8.26