Security update for cloud-init

SUSE Security Update: Security update for cloud-init
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:0818-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1162936 #1162937 #1163178
Cross-References:CVE-2020-8631 CVE-2020-8632
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0

An update that solves two vulnerabilities and has one errata is now available.


This update for cloud-init fixes the following security issues:

  • CVE-2020-8631: Replaced the theoretically predictable deterministic random number generator with the system RNG (bsc#1162937).
  • CVE-2020-8632: Increased the default random password length from 9 to 20 (bsc#1162936).

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 Module for Public Cloud 12:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2020-818=1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0:
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • cloud-init-19.4-37.39.1
    • cloud-init-config-suse-19.4-37.39.1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 (x86_64):
    • cloud-init-19.4-37.39.1