Security update for libzypp, zypper

SUSE Security Update: Security update for libzypp, zypper
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:0109-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1050625 #1174016 #1177238 #1177275 #1177427 #1177583 #1178910 #1178966 #1179083 #1179222 #1179415 #1179909
Cross-References:CVE-2017-9271
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Installer 15-SP2

An update that solves one vulnerability and has 11 fixes is now available.

Description:

This update for libzypp, zypper fixes the following issues:
Update zypper to version 1.14.41
Update libzypp to 17.25.4

  • CVE-2017-9271: Fixed information leak in the log file (bsc#1050625 bsc#1177583)
  • RepoManager: Force refresh if repo url has changed (bsc#1174016)
  • RepoManager: Carefully tidy up the caches. Remove non-directory entries. (bsc#1178966)
  • RepoInfo: ignore legacy type= in a .repo file and let RepoManager probe (bsc#1177427).
  • RpmDb: If no database exists use the _dbpath configured in rpm. Still makes sure a compat symlink at /var/lib/rpm exists in case the configures _dbpath is elsewhere. (bsc#1178910)
  • Fixed update of gpg keys with elongated expire date (bsc#179222)
  • needreboot: remove udev from the list (bsc#1179083)
  • Fix lsof monitoring (bsc#1179909)

yast-installation was updated to 4.2.48:
  • Do not cleanup the libzypp cache when the system has low memory, incomplete cache confuses libzypp later (bsc#1179415)

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 Basesystem 15-SP2:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2021-109=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Installer 15-SP2:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-INSTALLER-15-SP2-2021-109=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libzypp-17.25.5-3.25.6
    • libzypp-debuginfo-17.25.5-3.25.6
    • libzypp-debugsource-17.25.5-3.25.6
    • libzypp-devel-17.25.5-3.25.6
    • zypper-1.14.41-3.14.10
    • zypper-debuginfo-1.14.41-3.14.10
    • zypper-debugsource-1.14.41-3.14.10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 (noarch):
    • yast2-installation-4.2.48-3.16.1
    • zypper-log-1.14.41-3.14.10
    • zypper-needs-restarting-1.14.41-3.14.10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Installer 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libzypp-17.25.5-3.25.6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Installer 15-SP2 (noarch):
    • yast2-installation-4.2.48-3.16.1

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