here's a package that might be a good candidate for the "smallest contrib package" award ;-) (installed filesize: around 5k)
Name: patch2mail Summary: Patch notification via mail URL: http://blog.cboltz.de/plugin/tag/patch2mail Version: 0.9.4 License: GPL v2 or later Devproject: home:cboltz
Description:: patch2mail checks for available updates and sends a mail to root if any patches are available
Authors: me ;-)
Applied Patches: None
OpenSUSE Integration (init.d, SUSEconfig, permissions.d, etc): cron.daily script: /etc/cron.daily/patch2mail
Testing Status: Tested on i386, but should work everywhere (noarch package). Previous version (for 11.0) also tested on x86_64.
Note: I did not open a submit request against Contrib (yet). Feel free to link or copy the package from home:cboltz ;-)