SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : cloud-init (SUSE-SU-2019:3096-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 131557


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for cloud-init to version 19.2 fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2019-0816: Fixed the unnecessary extra ssh keys that were added to authorized_keys (bsc#1129124).

Non-security issues fixed: Short circuit the conditional for identifying the sysconfig renderer (bsc#1154092, bsc#1142988).

If /etc/resolv.conf is a symlink, break it. This will avoid netconfig from clobbering the changes cloud-init applied (bsc#1151488).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security 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 15-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-15-SP1-2019-3096=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-OBS-15-SP1-2019-3096=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131557

File Name: suse_SU-2019-3096-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2019

Updated: 12/9/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cloud-init-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0816