Updated acl packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Access Control Lists (ACLs) are used to define fine-grained discretionary access rights for files and directories. The acl packages contain the getfacl and setfacl utilities needed for manipulating access control lists.
Prior to this update, the "-h" and "-v" options of the getfacl and setfacl utilities were not working although they were listed in the documentation. With this update, a patch has been applied and these options are now recognized by the getfacl and setfacl utilities as expected.
Prior to this update, the getfacl and setfacl utilities failed to preserve the SUID and SGID Sticky Bits along with ACLs. Consequently, after restoring ACLs from a file using the "setfacl --restore" command, all the SUID and SGID Sticky Bits were missing. This update applies backported patches from the upstream package and the problem no longer occurs in the scenario described.
All users of acl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.