SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:2611-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for xen fixes several issues. These security issues were
fixed :

- CVE-2017-14316: Missing bound check in function
`alloc_heap_pages` for an internal array allowed
attackers using crafted hypercalls to execute arbitrary
code within Xen (XSA-231, bsc#1056278)

- CVE-2017-14317: A race in cxenstored may have cause a
double-free allowind for DoS of the xenstored daemon
(XSA-233, bsc#1056281).

- CVE-2017-14319: An error while handling grant mappings
allowed malicious or buggy x86 PV guest to escalate its
privileges or crash the hypervisor (XSA-234,
bsc#1056282).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1056278
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1056281
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1056282
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14316.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14317.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14319.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e6f7301a

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
slessp3-xen-13283=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
sleposp3-xen-13283=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp3-xen-13283=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103636 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-14316
CVE-2017-14317
CVE-2017-14319

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