SUSE-RU-2016:2689-1: Recommended update for syslog-ng

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Mon Oct 31 07:12:59 MDT 2016

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for syslog-ng

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2016:2689-1
Rating:             low
References:         #987207 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12

   An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.


   Syslog-NG was updated to version 3.6.4, which brings several fixes and

   - The new systemd-syslog() source replaces the former implicit support for
     the same functionality. Users who use systemd are advised to use either
     the system() source, or this new one when they want to receive logs from
     systemd via the /run/systemd/journal/syslog socket.

   - The new source driver systemd-journal() reads from the Journal directly,
     not via the syslog forwarding socket. The system() source defaults to
     using this source when systemd is detected.

   - Fix systemd support on platforms which have systemd older than version

   - Fix AMQP segmentation fault right after starting on some platforms.

   - Fix inaccurate time stamps for messages read from /dev/kmsg.

   - Add DOS/Windows line ending support in configuration files.

   - Fix issue that prevented all plugins from being loaded by default.

   - Fix potential crash during stop phase when user wanted syslog-ng to stop
     immediately after start.

   - Fix memory leak around reload and internal queuing mechanism.

   - Add support for the monolithic libsystemd library from systemd 209.

   For a comprehensive list of changes please refer to the Release Notes

Patch Instructions:

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

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2016-1579=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-12-2016-1579=1

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

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1 (x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):



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