Security update for collectd

SUSE Security Update: Security update for collectd
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2017:1365-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1032307
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Webyast 1.3
  • SUSE Lifecycle Management Server 1.3

  • An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


    This update for collectd fixes one issue.

    This security issue was fixed:

    - CVE-2017-7401: Incorrect interaction of the parse_packet() and
    parse_part_sign_sha256() functions in network.c allowed remote attackers
    to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) of a collectd instance
    (configured with "SecurityLevel None" and with empty "AuthFile" options)
    via a crafted UDP packet (bsc#1032307).

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Webyast 1.3:
      zypper in -t patch slewyst13-collectd-13121=1
    • SUSE Lifecycle Management Server 1.3:
      zypper in -t patch sleslms13-collectd-13121=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Webyast 1.3 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • collectd-4.9.4-0.31.1
      • libcollectdclient-devel-4.9.4-0.31.1
      • libcollectdclient0-4.9.4-0.31.1
    • SUSE Lifecycle Management Server 1.3 (x86_64):
      • collectd-4.9.4-0.31.1
      • libcollectdclient-devel-4.9.4-0.31.1
      • libcollectdclient0-4.9.4-0.31.1