Security update for xen

SUSE Security Update: Security update for xen
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:1580-1
Rating: important
References: #1183790 #1185021 #1185196
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that contains security fixes can now be installed.


This update for xen fixes the following issues:

  • A recent systemd update caused a regression in 'xenstored.service' systemd now fails to track units that use systemd-notify. (bsc#1183790)
  • Add a fix to delay between the call to 'systemd-notify' and the final exit of the wrapper script. (bsc#1185021, bsc#1185196)
  • Run xenstored in a separeately, which will make processing of large and/or concurrent batches of xenstore accesses more robust. (fate#323663)

Special Instructions and Notes:

Please reboot the system after installing this update.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2021-1580=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2021-1580=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5 (aarch64 x86_64):
    • xen-debugsource-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-devel-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (x86_64):
    • xen-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-debugsource-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-doc-html-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-libs-32bit-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-libs-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-libs-debuginfo-32bit-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-libs-debuginfo-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-tools-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-tools-debuginfo-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-tools-domU-4.12.4_10-3.42.1
    • xen-tools-domU-debuginfo-4.12.4_10-3.42.1