SUSE-RU-2017:3179-1: moderate: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2017:3179-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1027987 #1028866 #1031968 #1051627 #1051977 
                    #1052129 #1054800 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that has 7 recommended fixes can now be installed.


   This update provides open-vm-tools 10.1.10, bringing the following fixes
   and enhancements:

   - Fix setting the screen resolution under Wayland environments.
   - Map certain PAM errors to VGAUTH_E_AUTHENTICATION_DENIED.
   - Fix timesync state to be uncalibrated when adjustment is larger than
   - Fix a crash when the VSS provider is not installed.
   - Add support for the new copy and paste selection target named "text/rtf".
   - Previously Common Agent Framework (CAF) builds were linking against
     specific versions
     of PCRE and libiconv.  That restriction has been removed.
   - Reverts a fix that was causing intermittent hangs during soft reboots of
     some Linux VMs.
   - Fix a problem that was causing VMs to freeze during snapshots.
   - Fix unowned /var/lib/vmware directory, which was causing the vgauthd
     service initialization to fail. (bsc#1028866)
   - Fix a package dependency for open-vm-tools on libvmtools0. (bsc#1031968)
   - Fix a build failure caused by an upstream glibc change requiring the
     explicit inclusion
     of sys/sysmacros.h
   - Fix reporting authentication failures.
   - Make it possible to backup virtual machines with active Docker

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-13359=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13359=1

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

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):



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