SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:0459-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update fixes the following security issues :

- Enforce receive packet size, thus eliminating buffer
overflow and potential security issue. (bsc#957162
CVE-2015-7512)

- Infinite loop in processing command block list.
CVE-2015-8345 (bsc#956829) :

This update also fixes a non-security bug :

- Due to space restrictions in limited bios data areas,
don't create mptable if vcpu count is 'high' (ie more
than ~19). (bsc#954864) (No supported guests are
negatively impacted by this change, which is taken from
upstream seabios)

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/954864
https://bugzilla.suse.com/956829
https://bugzilla.suse.com/957162
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7512.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8345.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?0e353cb9

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 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-263=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-263=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88803 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7512
CVE-2015-8345

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