My 10.3 system notified me of a security update to the hal for the powersave new dbus configuration version 6085.0.
Repeated attempts to install have apparently failed, it continues to prompt me that the update is available.
I’m not terribly happy about this announcement either:
“The dbus package used a too permissive configuration. Therefore intended access control for some services was not applied (CVE-2008-4311). The new configuration denies access by default. Some dbus services may break due to this setting and need an updated configuration as well.”
Nice - break stuff at random.
Any ideas? Is it just an update process problem or is it a problem with the update itself?
I think I applied the update over on my 11.0 machine and it went OK. Perhaps I should just blow 10.3 off and upgrade to 11.0 - which of course will break everything on that machine if experience is any guide. Since it’s my backup machine, I guess it doesn’t matter much.
Fixed it. Ran zypper update from a terminal - that worked.
Interesting that it had to downgrade the hal in order to update powersave!
Here’s the output in case it might help somebody.
spectrum:/home/rhack # zypper update
Reading repository ‘OpenOffice Stable’ cache
Reading repository ‘KDE Community’ cache
Reading repository ‘openSUSE-10.3-DVD 10.3’ cache
Reading repository ‘Packman USA’ cache
Reading repository ‘openSUSE-10.3-Updates’ cache
Reading repository ‘OpenOffice Extras’ cache
Reading repository ‘Packman Repository’ cache
Reading repository ‘GNOME Community’ cache
Reading repository ‘Main’ cache
Reading repository ‘Wine Repository’ cache
Reading repository ‘Non-OSS’ cache
Reading repository ‘NVIDIA Repository’ cache
Reading repository ‘KDE Core’ cache
Reading repository ‘VideoLan Repository’ cache
Reading installed packages [99%]
The following packages are going to be upgraded:
The following patch is going to be downgraded:
Overall download size: 400.0 K. After the operation, additional 1.1 K will be used.
Continue? [yes/no]: yes
Downloading package powersave-libs-0.15.17-10.3.i586, 59.3 K (37.9 K unpacked)
Downloading delta: ./rpm/i586/powersave-libs-0.15.17-10_10.3.i586.delta.rpm, 46.4 K