openSUSE Security Update: Security update for watchman
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Announcement ID:    openSUSE-SU-2022:0016-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1181400 #1194470 
Cross-References:   CVE-2022-21944
Affected Products:
                    openSUSE Backports SLE-15-SP3
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   An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata
   is now available.

Description:

   This update for watchman fixes the following issues:

   - ship README.suse that explains how to use the template systemd units
   - add user writable bit for systemd service and socket files
   - properly handle state directory creation in /run/watchman/$USER-state.
     The former approach was susceptible to a local privilege escalation
     using symlinks (CVE-2022-21944, boo#1194470).

   - Added hardening to systemd service(s) (boo#1181400). Modified:
     * [email protected]

   - removed python2 bindings
   - enabled python3 bindings as python3-watchman

   - Changes in 4.8.0:

       * New command `flush-subscriptions` to synchronize subscriptions
         associated with the current session.
       * Enforce socket Unix groups more strongly ??? Watchman will now
         refuse to start if it couldn't gain the right group memberships, as
         can happen for sites that are experiencing intermittent LDAP
         connectivity problems.
       * pywatchman now officially supports Python 3. pywatchman will return
         Unicode strings (possibly with surrogate escapes) by default, but
         can optionally return bytestrings. Note that on Python 3, pywatchman
         requires Watchman 4.8 and above. The Python 2 interface and
         requirements remain unchanged.
       * Prior to 4.8, methods on the Java WatchmanClient that returned
         ListenableFutures would swallow exceptions and hang in an unfinished
         state under situations like socket closure or thread death.  This
         has been fixed, and now ListenableFutures propagate exception
         conditions immediately.  (Note that this is typically unrecoverable,
         and users should create a new WatchmanClient to re-establish
         communication with Watchman.)  See #412.
       * The minimum Java version for the Watchman Java client has always
         been 1.7, but it was incorrectly described to be 1.6.  The Java
         client's build file has been fixed accordingly.
       * Watchman was converted from C to C++.  The conversion exposed
         several concurrency bugs, all of which have now been fixed.
       * Subscription queries are now executed in the context of the client
         thread, which means that subscriptions are dispatched in parallel.
         Previously, subscriptions would be serially dispatched and block the
         disk IO thread.
       * Triggers are now dispatched in parallel and waits are managed in
         their own threads (one thread per trigger).  This improves
         concurrency and resolves a couple of waitpid related issues where
         watchman may not reap spawned children in a timely fashion, or may
         spin on CPU until another child is spawned.
       * Fixed an object lifecycle management issue that could cause a crash
         when aging out old/transient files.
       * Implement an upgraded wire protocol, BSERv2, on the server and in
         pywatchman. BSERv2 can carry information about string encoding over
         the wire. This lets pywatchman convert to Unicode strings on Python
         3. Clients and servers know how to  transparently fall back to
         BSERv1.
     - Changes in 4.9.0:
       * New field: `content.sha1hex`.  This field expands to the SHA1 hash
         of the file contents, expressed in hex digits (40 character hex
         string). Watchman maintains a cache of the content hashes and can
         compute the hash on demand and also heuristically as files are
         changed.  This is useful for tooling that wants to perform more
         intelligent cache invalidation
         or build artifact fetching from content addressed storage.
       * Fixed an issue that resulted in the perf logging thread deadlocking
         when `perf_logger_command` is enabled in the global configuration
       * Fixed an issue where queries larger than 1MB would likely result in
         a PDU error response.
       * Reduced lock contention for subscriptions that do no use the
         advanced settling (`drop`, `defer`) options.
       * Fixed `since` generator behavior when using unix timestamps rather
         than the preferred clock string syntax
       * Improved the reporting of "new" files in watchman results
       * Improved performance of handling changes on case insensitive
         filesystems
       * pywatchman: the python wheel format is used for publishing watchman
         pypi package
       * pywatchman: now watchman path is configurable in python client
       * pywatchman: now python client can be used as a context manager


Patch Instructions:

   To install this openSUSE 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:

   - openSUSE Backports SLE-15-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2022-16=1



Package List:

   - openSUSE Backports SLE-15-SP3 (aarch64 i586 ppc64le s390x x86_64):

      python3-watchman-1.4.0-bp153.2.3.1
      watchman-4.9.0-bp153.2.3.1


References:

   https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-21944.html
   https://bugzilla.suse.com/1181400
   https://bugzilla.suse.com/1194470