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An updated sblim-sfcb package that fixes multiple bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Small Footprint CIM Broker (sblim-sfcb) is a Common Information Model (CIM) server conforming to the CIM Operations over the HTTP protocol. The SFCB CIM server is robust and resource-efficient, and is therefore particularly-suited for embedded and resource-constrained environments. The sblim-sfcb package supports providers written against the Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI).
The sblim-sfcb package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.3.11, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ#633580)
- When using the sfcbrepos command without the "-c" option to specify the location of the CIM schema, an error message occurred. The issue was caused by using the default CIM schema location (the /usr/lib/sfcb/CIM/ directory), which does not exist on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. This issue has been fixed and sfcbrepos now reflects the correct CIM schema location (the /usr/share/mof/cim-current/ directory).
- The sfcb system group, which is used by PAM for basic authentication, was not created automatically during package installation. This issue has been fixed and the group is now created correctly.
- The sblim-sfcb package was compiled without the Unix domain socket local connection functionality. This issue has been fixed and this feature is now enabled in the SFCB CIM server.
- Due to missing checks on pointer validity when freeing memory in certain parts of the code, the SBLIM Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) Command Line Interface (sblim-wbemcli) terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault upon successful completion of a CIM request. With this update, the missing checks have been added, pointers are now tested for NULL before an attemp to free the memory and set to NULL explicitly after the memory is freed. Segmentation faults no longer occur and sblim-wbemcli no longer crashes in the scenario described.
All users of sblim-sfcb are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.