SUSE-SU-2017:0705-1: moderate: Security update for open-vm-tools

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Wed Mar 15 14:13:01 MDT 2017

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

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2017:0705-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1006796 #1007600 #1011057 #1013496 #1024202 
                    #913727 #938593 #941384 #944615 #952645 #971031 
                    #978424 #985110 #994598 
Cross-References:   CVE-2015-5191
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that solves one vulnerability and has 13 fixes is
   now available.


   This update for open-vm-tools to 10.1.0 stable brings features, fixes bugs
   and security issues:

   - New vmware-namespace-cmd command line utility
   - GTK3 support
   - Common Agent Framework (CAF)
   - Guest authentication with xmlsec1
   - Sub-command to push updated network information to the host on demand
   - Fix for quiesced snapshot failure leaving guest file system quiesced
   - Fix for CVE-2015-5191 (bsc#1007600)
   - Report SLES for SAP 12 guest OS as SLES 12 (bsc#1013496)
   - Add udev rule to increase VMware virtual disk timeout values (bsc#994598)
   - Fix vmtoolsd init script to run vmtoolsd in background (bsc#971031)
   - Fix copy-n-paste and drag-n-drop regressions (bsc#978424)
   - Add new vmblock-fuse.service
   - Fix a suspend with systemd issue (bsc#913727)
   - ESXi Serviceability
   - GuestInfo Enhancements
   - Compatibility with all supported versions of VMware vSphere, VMware
     Workstation 12.0 and VMware Fusion 8.0.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security 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-13024=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13024=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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