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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.