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Updated krb5-auth-dialog packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Kerberos is a networked authentication system which allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other with the help of a trusted third party, the Kerberos key distribution center. The krb5-auth-dialog packages contain a dialog that warns the user when their Kerberos credentials are about to expire and allows them to renew them.
- Previously, users could experience a disproportionate increase in memory utilization by krb5-auth-dialog after being logged in on VMware virtual machines for longer periods of time. To fix this bug, a patch has been applied. Now, the krb5-auth-dialog memory leak no longer occurs in this situation.
Users of krb5-auth-dialog are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.