An updated cifs-utils package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The cifs-utils package contains utilities for mounting and managing CIFS shares.
Prior to this update, mount.cifs dropped the CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH flag together with most of the other capability flags before it performed a mount. As a result, mounting onto a directory without execute permissions failed if mount.cifs was installed as a setuid program and the user mount was configured in the /etc/fstab file. This update reinstates the CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH flag before calling mount. Now, mounting no longer fails.
Prior to this update, several mount options were missing from the mount.cifs(8) man page. With this update, the man page documents all mount options.
All users of cifs-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated cifs-utils package, which fixes these bugs.