Recommended update for autofs

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for autofs
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:2007-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1038198 #1062482 #1066720 #1068166 #1087774 #1127519
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0

An update that has 6 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 a bug that causes nanoseconds to be ignored and effectively disables sorting of hosts based on response time and/or weight. (bsc#1066720)
  • Check for non existent negative entries in lookup_ghost(). (bsc#1087774)
  • Fixes an issue with concurrent LDAP lookups on first connection (bsc#1127519)

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-SP4-2019-2007=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-2007=1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0:
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • autofs-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debuginfo-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debugsource-5.0.9-28.12.24
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • autofs-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debuginfo-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debugsource-5.0.9-28.12.24
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 (x86_64):
    • autofs-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debuginfo-5.0.9-28.12.24
    • autofs-debugsource-5.0.9-28.12.24