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openSUSE-SU-2016:2605-1: moderate: Security update for kdump
openSUSE Security Update: Security update for kdump

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2016:2605-1
Rating: moderate
References: #927451 #932339 #943214 #951844 #964206 #970708
#973213 #974270 #976864 #980328 #984799 #987862
#989972 #990200
Cross-References: CVE-2016-5759
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 42.1

An update that solves one vulnerability and has 13 fixes is
now available.


This update for kdump provides several fixes and enhancements:

- Refresh kdumprd if /etc/hosts or /etc/nsswitch.conf is changed.
- Add a separate systemd service to rebuild kdumprd at boot. (bsc#943214)
- Improve network setup in the kdump environment by reading configuration
from wicked by default (system configuration files are used as a
fallback). (bsc#980328)
- Use the last mount entry in kdump_get_mountpoints(). (bsc#951844)
- Remove 'notsc' from the kdump kernel command line. (bsc#973213)
- Handle dump files with many program headers. (bsc#932339, bsc#970708)
- Fall back to stat() if file type is DT_UNKNOWN. (bsc#964206)
- Remove vm. sysctls from kdump initrd. (bsc#927451, bsc#987862)
- Use the exit code of kexec, not that of "local". (bsc#984799)
- Convert sysroot to a bind mount in kdump initrd. (bsc#976864)
- Distinguish between Xenlinux (aka Xenified or SUSE) and pvops Xen
kernels, as the latter can run on bare metal. (bsc#974270)
- CVE-2016-5759: Use full path to dracut as argument to bash. (bsc#989972,

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.

Patch Instructions:

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

- openSUSE Leap 42.1:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2016-1215=1

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

Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 42.1 (i586 x86_64):



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