SUSE-RU-2018:3310-1: moderate: Recommended update for amazon-ssm-agent

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Tue Oct 23 07:12:58 MDT 2018

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for amazon-ssm-agent

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:3310-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1108265 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12

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


   This update for amazon-ssm-agent provides version and fixes the
   following issues:

   - Enables the Session Manager capability that lets you manage your Amazon
     EC2 instance through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or
     through the AWS CLI.
   - Beginning this agent version, SSM Agent will create a local user
     "ssm-user" and add it to /etc/sudoers (Linux) every time the agent
     starts. The ssm-user is the default OS user when a Session Manager
     session is started, and the password for this user is reset on every
     session. You can change the permissions by moving the ssm-user to a
     less-privileged group or by changing the sudoers file. The ssm-user is
     not removed from the system when SSM Agent is uninstalled.
   - Retry sending Run Command execution results for up to 2 hours.
   - More detailed error messages are returned for inventory plugin failures
     during State Manager association executions.
   - Bug fix to clean the orchestration directory.
   - Streaming AWS Systems Manager Run Command output to CloudWatch Logs.
   - Reducing number of retries for serial port opening.
   - Add retry logic to installation verification.
   - Bug fix to retry sending document results if they couldn't reach the
   - Bug fix so that aws:downloadContent does not change permissions of
   - Bug fix to Cloudwatch plugin where StartType has duplicated Enabled
   - Added support for agent hibernation so that Agent backs off or enters
     hibernation mode if it does not have access to the service.
   - Fix S3Download to download from cross regions.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended 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 Public Cloud 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2018-2386=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):



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