Security update for systemd

SUSE Security Update: Security update for systemd
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:3611-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1171962 #1180225 #1188018 #1188063 #1188291 #1189480 #1191399
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that solves one vulnerability, contains one feature and has 6 fixes is now available.


This update for systemd fixes the following issues:

  • machine-id-setup: generate machine-id from DMI product ID on Amazon EC2
  • Add timestamp to D-Bus events to improve traceability. (jsc#SLE-21894)
  • busctl: add a timestamp to the output of the busctl monitor command (bsc#1180225, jsc#SLE-21894)
  • sysctl: configure kernel parameters in the order they occur in each sysctl configuration files (bsc#1191399)
  • basic/unit-name: do not use strdupa() on a path (bsc#1188063, CVE-2021-33910)
  • logind: terminate cleanly on SIGTERM/SIGINT (bsc#1188018)
  • units: make fsck/grows/makefs/makeswap units conflict against
  • Make sure the versions of both udev and systemd packages are always the same (bsc#1189480)
  • Avoid the error message when udev is updated due to udev being already active when the sockets are started again (bsc#1188291)
  • Allow systemd sysusers config files to be overriden during system installation (bsc#1171962)

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2021-3611=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2021-3611=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libudev-devel-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-debuginfo-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-debugsource-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-devel-228-157.33.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libsystemd0-228-157.33.1
    • libsystemd0-debuginfo-228-157.33.1
    • libudev-devel-228-157.33.1
    • libudev1-228-157.33.1
    • libudev1-debuginfo-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-debuginfo-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-debugsource-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-devel-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-sysvinit-228-157.33.1
    • udev-228-157.33.1
    • udev-debuginfo-228-157.33.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (s390x x86_64):
    • libsystemd0-32bit-228-157.33.1
    • libsystemd0-debuginfo-32bit-228-157.33.1
    • libudev1-32bit-228-157.33.1
    • libudev1-debuginfo-32bit-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-32bit-228-157.33.1
    • systemd-debuginfo-32bit-228-157.33.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (noarch):
    • systemd-bash-completion-228-157.33.1