Chapter 4. Viewing and Applying Errata
- Security Advisory describes fixed security issues found in the package. The security impact of the issue can be Low, Moderate, Important, or Critical.
- Bug Fix Advisory describes bug fixes for the package.
- Product Enhancement Advisory describes enhancements and new features added to the package.
- Applicable: erratum applies to one or more content hosts, which means it updates packages present on the content host. Applicable errata are not yet accessible by the content host.
- Installable: erratum applies to one or more content hosts and it has been made available to the content host. Installable errata are present in the content host’s life cycle environment and content view, but are not yet installed. This way, errata can be installed by users who have permissions to manage content hosts, but are not entitled for errata management at higher levels.
4.1. Inspecting Available Errata
Procedure 4.1. To Inspect Available Errata:
- Navigate to→ to view the list of available errata.
- Use the filtering tools at the top of the page to limit the number of displayed errata:
- Select the repository to be inspected from the drop-down list. All Repositories is selected by default.
- The Applicable check box is selected by default to view only errata applicable to the selected repository. Select the Installable check box to view only errata marked as installable.
- To search the table of errata, type the query in the Search field in the form of:
parameter operator valueSee Table 4.1, “Parameters Available for Errata Search” for the list of parameters available for search. Find the list of applicable operators in Supported Operators for Granular Search in the Server Administration Guide. Automatic suggestion works as you type. You can also combine queries with the use of and and or operators. For example, to display only security advisories related to the kernel package, type:
type = security and package_name = kernelPress Enter to start the search.
- Click the Errata ID of the erratum you want to inspect:
- The Details tab contains the description of the updated package as well as documentation of important fixes and enhancements provided by the update.
- On the Content Hosts tab, you can apply the erratum to selected content hosts as described in Section 4.2, “Applying Errata to Content Hosts”.
- The Repositories tab lists repositories that already contain the erratum. You can filter repositories by the environment and content view, and search for them by the repository name.
Table 4.1. Parameters Available for Errata Search
|bug||Search by the Bugzilla number.|| |
|cve||Search by the CVE number.|| |
|id||Search by the errata ID. The auto-suggest system displays a list of available IDs as you type.|| |
|issued||Search by the issue date. You can specify the exact date, like "Feb16,2015", or use keywords, for example "Yesterday", or "1 hour ago". The time range can be specified with the use of the "<" and ">" operators.|| |
|package||Search by the full package build name. The auto-suggest system displays a list of available packages as you type.|| |
|package_name||Search by the package name. The auto-suggest system displays a list of available packages as you type.|| |
|severity||Search by the severity of the issue fixed by the security update. Specify Critical, Important, or Moderate.|| |
|title||Search by the advisory title.|| |
|type||Search by the advisory type. Specify security, bugfix, or enhancement.|| |
|updated||Search by the date of the last update. You can use the same formats as with the issued parameter.|| |