SUSE-RU-2018:0411-1: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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Fri Feb 9 10:10:22 MST 2018

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

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:0411-1
Rating:             low
References:         #1062837 #1063320 #1073174 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


   This update of open-vm-tools to version 10.2.0 provides the following
   fixes and improvements:

   - Build deploypackage plugin for SLES11 making the VMware provided
     obsolete. (bsc#1062837)
   - Fix a memory leak in vmtoolsd.
   - Add SUSE Server for SAP Applications to hostinfoPosix.c.
   - Fix a crash when stopping vmtoolsd.
   - Add new GOS definitions (e.g. SLES 15) for virtual hardware version 14.
   - Add /usr/bin/vmware-user symlink to vmware-user-suid-wrapper.
   - Provide vmware-vgauth-smoketest for VGAUthservice validation.
   - Modify udev rules to only adjust timeout on disk devices. (bsc#1063320)
   - Enable building with ssl capabilities for SLES11.
   - Tools Hgfs Plugin: refresh Hgfs drives on client start
   - Report version data via guestinfo vars
   - Add entries for MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to guest_os_tables.h.

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-13460=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13460=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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