Security update for util-linux and shadow

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:2307-1
Rating: moderate
Affected Products:
  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1
  • Server Applications Module 15-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Business Critical Linux 15-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0
  • SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0
  • SUSE Manager Server 4.0

An update that has 12 security fixes can now be installed.


This update for util-linux and shadow fixes the following issues:


  • Fixed an issue where PATH settings in /etc/default/su being ignored (bsc#1121197)
  • Prevent outdated pam files (bsc#1082293).
  • De-duplicate fstrim -A properly (bsc#1127701).
  • Do not trim read-only volumes (bsc#1106214).
  • Integrate pam_keyinit pam module to login (bsc#1081947).
  • Perform one-time reset of /etc/default/su (bsc#1121197).
  • Fix problems in reading of login.defs values (bsc#1121197)
  • libmount: To prevent incorrect behavior, recognize more pseudofs and netfs (bsc#1122417).
  • raw.service: Add RemainAfterExit=yes (bsc#1135534).
  • agetty: Return previous response of agetty for special characters (bsc#1085196, bsc#1125886)
  • libmount: print a blacklist hint for "unknown filesystem type" (jsc#SUSE-4085, fate#326832)
  • Fix /etc/default/su comments and create /etc/default/runuser (bsc#1121197).


  • Fixed an issue where PATH settings in /etc/default/su being ignored (bsc#1121197)
  • Fix segfault in useradd during setting password inactivity period. (bsc#1141113)
  • Hardening for su wrappers (bsc#353876)

Patch Instructions:

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

  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2019-2307=1
  • Server Applications Module 15-SP1
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-SP1-2019-2307=1

Package List:

  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • libfdisk-devel-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-systemd-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid1-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libmount1-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libfdisk1-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libsmartcols-devel-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libblkid-devel-static-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • shadow-debuginfo-4.6-3.5.6
    • util-linux-debugsource-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-systemd-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid-devel-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libmount1-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid-devel-static-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libblkid1-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libblkid1-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libsmartcols1-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libblkid-devel-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid1-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-systemd-debugsource-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • shadow-debugsource-4.6-3.5.6
    • shadow-4.6-3.5.6
    • libfdisk1-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libsmartcols1-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libmount-devel-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-2.33.1-4.5.1
  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1 (noarch)
    • util-linux-lang-2.33.1-4.5.1
  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1 (x86_64)
    • libblkid1-32bit-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libmount1-32bit-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid1-32bit-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libuuid1-32bit-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libblkid1-32bit-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • libmount1-32bit-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
  • Server Applications Module 15-SP1 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • uuidd-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-systemd-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • util-linux-systemd-debugsource-2.33.1-4.5.1
    • uuidd-debuginfo-2.33.1-4.5.1