Updated sysfsutils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The sysfsutils packages provide a suite of daemons to manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms. The sysfsutils suite provides an NSS and PAM interface toward the system and a pluggable backend system to connect to multiple different account sources. It is also the basis to provide client auditing and policy services for projects like FreeIPA.
Prior to this update, sysfs directories were not closed as expected. As a consequence, the libsysfs library could leak memory in long running programs that frequently opened and closed sysfs directories. This update modifies the underlying code to close sysfs directories as expected.
All users of sysfsutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.