Recommended update for open-vm-tools

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:0667-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1115118 #1121964 #1122435 #1124397
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4

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

Description:

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Link VGAuthService to libxmlsec1 rather than libxml-security-c in SLE products where available. (bsc#1122435)
  • Improve handling of certain quiesced snapshot failures. (bsc#1124397)
  • Update vmtoolsd.service to support cloud-init customization by default by adding "DefaultDependencies=no" and "Before=cloud-init-local.service" to the [Unit] section of vmtoolsd.service. (bsc#1121964)
  • Bugfix: open-vm-tools has logged warnings, when taking a snapshot of a Linux guest on a vSphere host.
  • Bugfix: open-vm-tools service crashed on Linux systems which are not running on a VMware platform.

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 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-667=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-667=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • libvmtools0-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • libvmtools0-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-debugsource-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • libvmtools0-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • libvmtools0-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-debugsource-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-10.3.5-4.3.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-10.3.5-4.3.1

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