SUSE-RU-2018:4204-1: moderate: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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Wed Dec 19 19:12:38 MST 2018

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

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:4204-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1047469 #1096343 #1109185 #1110793 #1111619 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.


   This update for open-vm-tools provides the following fixes:

   - Handle Linux kernel /proc FS uint32 type stat overflow when calculating.
     On both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux, tools always parses Linux kernel /proc
     FS stats as uint64 values. For rate stats, current - previous can handle
     uint64 type stat overflow, but not uint32 type. (bsc#1110793)
   - Optional override for short and long OS names sent from Tools. Added
     support for customers to override the returned long and short OS names
     through the tools config file. If the setting is present, then names
     gathered by hostinfo will be ignored. The user is responsible for
     setting the appropriate names. (bsc#1047469)
   - Workaround false negative results when detecting cloud-init existence.
     The command "cloud-init -v" is used to detect if cloud-init is properly
     configured and it works on most linux distros. However in some linux
     distros, "cloud-init -v" will print the result to stderr instead of
     stdout giving a false negative result. (bsc#1111619)
   - Update to version 10.3.0, including the following fixes (bsc#1109185):
     * Build fixes.
     * Disable CAF. Added logic on Windows to close the socket opened when
       checking if the tunnel has been enabled. (bsc#1096343)

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-open-vm-tools-13914=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13914=1

Package List:

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


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



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