Recommended update for vsftpd

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for vsftpd
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:2191-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1010177 #1075060 #1093179 #975538
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3

  • An update that has four recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This update for vsftpd fixes the following issues:

    - No longer start/stop parameterized systemd units, which led to a
    confusing "failed to try-restart" error. (bsc#1093179, bsc#1010177)
    - Disable the default setting for rsa_cert_file. The upstream
    configuration initializes that value to
    "/usr/share/ssl/certs/vsftpd.pem" and vsftpd won't start up if that file
    does not exist (or if it does not contain a RSA certificate). Therefore,
    users who copy a DSA certificate to that location or properly configure
    a DSA certificate via dsa_cert_file without explicitly disabling the RSA
    certificate won't be able to start vsftpd. (bsc#975538)
    - Mention the new 'address_space_limit' option in the installed
    vsftpd.conf manpage. (bsc#1075060)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended 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 Server 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1487=1

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • vsftpd-3.0.2-40.8.1
      • vsftpd-debuginfo-3.0.2-40.8.1
      • vsftpd-debugsource-3.0.2-40.8.1