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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] OBS 2.1.16 released. PLEASE UPDATE: Critical security fix.
  • From: James Ford <>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:43:36 -0500
  • Message-id: <>
Wanted to inquire what test suite was used to identify the weaknesses?

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Carsten Schoene
<cs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Adrian,

for SLE_11_SP1 it's still 2.1.15 and buildstate is failed, log
|error: Group field must be present in package: obs-api

can this be fixed soon?

Am 15.12.2011 10:46, schrieb Adrian Schröter:
Open Build Service(OBS) 2.1.16 just got released.

In first place it is fixing a serious security problem which allows
everybody (even without OBS account) to upload binaries to any project and

Admins of public OBS instances got a pre warning about this, but it is highly
recommended to update every instance now to the final packages.

OBS 2.1.16 is published in "openSUSE:Tools:2.1" project:

OBS 2.0.x and before are not affected (bug got introduced by new security
enhancements in 2.1 release).

This issue is tracked as CVE-2011-4183, bnc#736243 .

Some other issues (found by test suite) got fixed as well. Find details in
Release Notes:

  Feature backports:

  * Support linking to remote OBS 2.3 package which links to not existing
  * Support upload of build job results via the api for admin users.


  * dropped openSUSE 11.3 from default target list
  * logrotate files are not installed with .logrotate suffix anymore


  * CRITICAL SECURITY FIX: Binary upload of build results was allowed to
    everybody without permission check (bnc#736243, CVE-2011-4183).
  * fixed runtime error when checking sourceaccess of links (introduced in

Please excuse this grave issue.

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