SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:2420-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103177


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


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-2017-14318: The function __gnttab_cache_flush missed a check for grant tables, allowing a malicious guest to crash the host or for x86 PV guests to potentially escalate privileges (XSA-232, bsc#1056280)

- 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).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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.


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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1500=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1500=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1500=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103177

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2420-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/13

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14316, CVE-2017-14317, CVE-2017-14318, CVE-2017-14319

OSVDB: 165306, 165307, 165348, 165349