Recommended update for cronie

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for cronie
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:3577-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1017160 #1077979
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL
  • OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7

An update that has two recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

This update for cronie provides the following fixes:

  • Prefer flock locking instead of fcntl locking that has different semantics. It caused a bug where it was possible to run more than one cron process as the locking was not successful. (bsc#1017160)
  • Check the existence of the user at the time the job is run and do not ignore jobs for users that were not existing at database reload. This prevents cron from ignoring jobs in user crontab for users that changed group meanwhile. (bsc#1077979)

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-SP3-2018-2533=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2533=1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL:
    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.
  • OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-2533=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • cron-4.2-59.3.2
    • cronie-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debuginfo-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debugsource-1.4.11-59.3.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
    • cron-4.2-59.3.2
    • cronie-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debuginfo-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debugsource-1.4.11-59.3.2
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL (x86_64):
    • cron-4.2-59.3.2
    • cronie-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debuginfo-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debugsource-1.4.11-59.3.2
  • OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7 (x86_64):
    • cron-4.2-59.3.2
    • cronie-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debuginfo-1.4.11-59.3.2
    • cronie-debugsource-1.4.11-59.3.2

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