openSUSE 11.2 has reached end of SUSE support
Posted on: 05/12/2011 08:21 PM

openSUSE 11.2 is now officially discontinued and out of support by SUSE.

With the release of a kdelibs4 security fix on Thursday 12th of May
SUSE has released the last update for openSUSE 11.2.

openSUSE 11.2 is now officially discontinued and out of support by SUSE.

However the openSUSE Evergreen community effort is going to continue
the openSUSE 11.2 maintenance similar to 11.1.

The overview page of this project, how to activate and use it, and other
details, is on:
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen
The Evergreen project is lead by openSUSE community member Wolfgang
Rosenauer.



Here are some security statistics:

openSUSE 11.2 was released on November 12th 2009, making it 18 months
of security and bugfix support.

Some statistics on the released patches (compared to 11.1, which had 7
months more):

(As comparison would otherwise be difficult due to the different lifetimes,
I did adjust the 11.1 numbers by *18/25)

Total updates: 489 (-19)
Security: 317 (-19)
Recommended: 172 (+ 3)
Optional: 0 (- 3)

CVE Entries: 1134 (+288) (-35 unadjusted)

There is a 3% decrease in the number of security updates compared
to openSUSE 11.1. There is however a 24% increase in CVE numbers fixed.

The increase is largely due to approximately 180 webkit CVEs we solved
by two version upgrades.


Top issues (compared to 11.1 for issues down to 5), (not lifetime adjusted):
13 MozillaFirefox (-6)
11 seamonkey (+3)
10 flash-player (+1)
9 krb5 (+4)
8 MozillaThunderbird (0)
8 java-1_6_0-openjdk (-2)
8 acroread (-3)
7 opera (-2)
6 mozilla-xulrunner191
5 tomcat6
5 libopenssl-devel (-4)
5 kernel (-9)
5 java-1_6_0-sun (+2)
5 clamav (-2)
5 apache2-mod_php5 (-2)


And top issues sorted by CVE (Common Vulnerability Enumeration) count
(down to 5) (compared to 11.1 for the top, not adjusted to lifetime):
180 libwebkit (NEW)
120 seamonkey (+37)
119 MozillaFirefox (-44) (would be around 0 equalized)
113 acroread (-2)
95 MozillaThunderbird (-25)
94 java-1_6_0-sun (-20)
106 kernel (+23)
84 mozilla-xulrunner191 (-43)
83 flash-player (+1)
63 java-1_6_0-openjdk (-20)
45 php5 (+7)
27 opera (0)
26 wireshark (-7)
23 mysql (+8)
18 freetype2 (+1)
15 krb5 (+3)
19 OpenOffice_org (+12)
12 pidgin/finch (-2)
11 tomcat6 (+1)
10 clamav (0)
9 perl
9 poppler (-4)
9 postgresql (-2)
8 cups
8 python
6 sudo
6 gimp
6 glibc
6 openssl (-8)
6 libvirt
6 bind
5 viewvc
5 ghostscript (-6)
5 texlive
5 fuse
5 libtiff
5 exim
5 dovecot12
5 build
5 evince
5 python-feedparser
5 libpcsclite1
5 samba (-7)


# security updates by count
# grep -l type..secur updateinfo-*|sed -e 's/^updateinfo-//;s/-[0-9]*.xml$//;'|sort|uniq -c|sort -n +0 -r|less
# grep CVE- update* |perl -e '%cves=();while (<>) { while (/(CVE-2...-....)/) { $cve{$1}++; s/CVE-2...-....//;} } print join("\n",sort keys %cve)."\n";' | wc -l
# for i in updateinfo-* ; do echo -n "$i " ; grep CVE- $i|perl -e '%cves=();while (<>) { while (/(CVE-2...-....)/) { $cve{$1}++; s/CVE-2...-....//;} } print join("\n",sort keys %cve)."\n";' | wc -l ; done |perl -e 'while (<>) { /^updateinfo-(\S*)-\d*.xml (\d*)$/; $cnt{$1}+=$2; } ; foreach (sort { $cnt{$b} <=> $cnt{$a} } keys %cnt) { print "$cnt{$_}\t\t$_\n";} '



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