SUSE SLES11 Security Update : KVM (SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1) (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 :

KVM was updated to fix the following 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.

Validate VMDK4 version field so we don't process versions we know
nothing about. (bsc#834196)

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/834196
https://bugzilla.suse.com/929339
http://www.nessus.org/u?ea899b52
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3456.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?c503be06

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 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-kvm=10682

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: 83858 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74640

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3456

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