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.