Security update for cloud-init

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:3097-1
Rating: moderate
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2019-0816 ( NVD ): 5.1 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
Affected Products:
  • Public Cloud Module 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15

An update that solves one vulnerability and has six security fixes can now be installed.


This update for cloud-init to version 19.2 fixes the following issues:

Security issue fixed:

  • CVE-2019-0816: Fixed the unnecessary extra ssh keys that were added to authorized_keys (bsc#1129124).

Non-security issues fixed:

  • Short circuit the conditional for identifying the sysconfig renderer (bsc#1154092, bsc#1142988).
  • If /etc/resolv.conf is a symlink, break it. This will avoid netconfig from clobbering the changes cloud-init applied (bsc#1151488).

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:

  • Public Cloud Module 15
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-15-2019-3097=1

Package List:

  • Public Cloud Module 15 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • cloud-init-19.2-5.18.1
    • cloud-init-config-suse-19.2-5.18.1