SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2015:0940-1) (Venom)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Xen was updated to fix two security issues :

CVE-2015-3456: A buffer overflow in the floppy drive emulation, which
could be used to carry out denial of service attacks or potential code
execution against the host. This vulnerability is also known as VENOM.

CVE-2015-3340: An information leak through XEN_DOMCTL_gettscinfo().
(XSA-132)

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/927967
https://bugzilla.suse.com/929339
http://www.nessus.org/u?f7ed16c6
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3340.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3456.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?78ddef52

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 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-xen=10684

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83856 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74248
74640

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3340
CVE-2015-3456

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