An updated autofs package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon. The automount daemon automatically mounts file systems when you use them, and unmounts them when they are not busy.
This updated autofs package fixes the following bug:
* By default, Windows Active Directory servers restrict the number of results that can be retrieved by a single query. If a query returns more than the maximum number of results (1000 by default), the query fails. In such a case, the server returns the results in sets of a specific size (maximum result set size). The automount daemon crashed due to a segmentation fault when it attempted to read a map that contained more results than the maximum result set size. With this update, the automount daemon correctly reads results from larger maps and a segmentation fault no longer occurs. (BZ#691311
All users of autofs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.