SUSE-SU-2016:2553-1: moderate: Security update for kdump

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Mon Oct 17 11:09:24 MDT 2016

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for kdump

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2016:2553-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #927451 #932339 #943214 #951844 #964206 #970708 
                    #973213 #974270 #976864 #980328 #984799 #987862 
                    #989972 #990200 
Cross-References:   CVE-2016-5759
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1

   An update that solves one vulnerability and has 13 fixes is
   now available.


   This update for kdump provides several fixes and enhancements:

   - Refresh kdumprd if /etc/hosts or /etc/nsswitch.conf is changed.
   - Add a separate systemd service to rebuild kdumprd at boot. (bsc#943214)
   - Improve network setup in the kdump environment by reading configuration
     from wicked by default (system configuration files are used as a
     fallback). (bsc#980328)
   - Use the last mount entry in kdump_get_mountpoints(). (bsc#951844)
   - Remove 'notsc' from the kdump kernel command line. (bsc#973213)
   - Handle dump files with many program headers. (bsc#932339, bsc#970708)
   - Fall back to stat() if file type is DT_UNKNOWN. (bsc#964206)
   - Remove vm. sysctls from kdump initrd. (bsc#927451, bsc#987862)
   - Use the exit code of kexec, not that of "local". (bsc#984799)
   - Convert sysroot to a bind mount in kdump initrd. (bsc#976864)
   - Distinguish between Xenlinux (aka Xenified or SUSE) and pvops Xen
     kernels, as the latter can run on bare metal. (bsc#974270)
   - CVE-2016-5759: Use full path to dracut as argument to bash. (bsc#989972,

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1492=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1492=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 (x86_64):



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