SUSE-SU-2017:0641-1: moderate: Security update for dracut

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Thu Mar 9 07:08:24 MST 2017

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for dracut

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2017:0641-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1005410 #1006118 #1007925 #1008340 #1017695 
                    #986734 #986838 
Cross-References:   CVE-2016-8637
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1

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


   This update for dracut fixes the following issues:

   Security issues fixed:

   - CVE-2016-8637: When the early microcode loading was enabled during
     initrd creation, the initrd would be read-only available for all users,
     allowing local users to retrieve secrets stored in the initial ramdisk.

   Non security issues fixed:

   - Allow booting from degraded MD arrays with systemd. (bsc#1017695)
   - Start multipath services before (bsc#1005410,
     bsc#1006118, bsc#1007925, bsc#986734, bsc#986838)

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-SP1-2017-353=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-353=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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