Updated slapi-nis packages that fix multiple bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The slapi-nis packages contain the NIS server plug-in and the Schema Compatibility plug-in for use with the 389 directory server.
The slapi-nis packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.40, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#789152
Prior to this update, the schema compatibility plug-in could, under certain circumstances, leak memory when computing values for inclusion in the constructed entries even if the relevant values were not changed. As a consequence, the performance could decrease rapidly and all available memory was consumed. This update modifies the underlying code so that the memory leaks no longer occur.
Prior to this update, the directory server could terminate unexpectedly when processing a distinguished name if the relative distinguished name of a compatibility entry contained an escaped special character. This update modifies the plug-in so that special characters are now escaped when generating relative distinguished name values.
Prior to this update, padding values passed to %link were read as literal values. As a consequence, the values could not use the "%ifeq" expression. This update modifies the underlying code to treat the padding values as expressions using the "%ifeq" expression.
Prior to this update, the plug-ins used the platform-neutral Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) read-write locking APIs to manage some of their internal data. This update modifies slapi-nis to use the locking functionality provided by the directory server itself.
All users of slapi-nis are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.