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openSUSE's Security Features help to prevent bugs from being exploitable.

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For information about SUSE specific security features and their configuration see Security Documentation.



Security updates for openSUSE Leap stable releases are provided by the SUSE Security Team, with the help of community maintainers and developers. See the openSUSE Lifetime page for details on currently maintained stable releases and lifetime details.

For packages in Leap that are inherited from SUSE Linux Enterprise, the updates built from the same sources will be released for openSUSE Leap.

A well defined Incident Handling Process is used to track, coordinate and release updates.

Security announcements are sent to the opensuse-security-announce 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 SUSE 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.