SUSE-RU-2018:3822-1: moderate: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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Tue Nov 20 13:23:50 MST 2018

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

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:3822-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1047469 #1110793 #1111619 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


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

   - Added Handle Linux kernel /proc FS uint32 type stat overflow when
     calculating. (bsc#1110793) 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
   - Optional override for short and long OS names sent from Tools.
     (bsc#1047469) 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.
   - Workaround for false negative result when detecting cloud-init
     existance. (bsc#1111619) "cloud-init -v" cmd is used to detect if
     cloud-init is properly configured and it works on most linux distros.
     However in some linux distro like Amazon Linux 2, "cloud-init -v" will
     print result to stderr instead of stdout and it makes
     "forkExecAndWaitCommand" give false negative result. 1. added a new bool
     switch in  "ForkExecAndWaitCommand" to choose if we should ignore the
     stderr output when the return code is 0 2. removed unnecessary reference
     for "ForkExecAndWaitCommand" in linuxDeploymentUtilities.c 3. trivial
     change for some formatting

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 Module for Desktop Applications 15:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-2719=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2719=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15 (x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 (x86_64):



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