Security updates for openSUSE are provided by the SUSE Security Team for two months after the second-next release, which currently is around 18 months. See the openSUSE Lifetime page for details.
A well defined Incident Handling Process
is used to track, coordinate and release updates.
Security announcements are sent to the
mailinglist. An archive is also available.
This security announcement lists only important features and critical updates to keep traffic low.
To get all openSUSE updates subscribe to the opensuse-updates mailinglist, or look at its archive.
SUSE Linux Enterprise specific announcements can be found via the Novell Customer Center, via this mailinglist,
or on the Update Notices page.
openSUSE updates are freely available on our Update Mirrors. Desktop applets warn users about new updates and offer to install them with just some mouse clicks. Alternatively command line update tools (zypper) or graphical package management tools (YaST) are also available for installing updates, or you can even turn on fully automatic update installation.