SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libvirt (SUSE-SU-2018:0838-1) (Spectre)

high Nessus Plugin ID 108745



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


This update for libvirt fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-5715: Fixes for speculative side channel attacks aka 'SpectreAttack' (var2) (bsc#1079869).

- CVE-2018-1064: Fixed denial of service when reading from guest agent (bsc#1083625).

- CVE-2018-5748: Fixed possible denial of service when reading from QEMU monitor (bsc#1076500). Non-security issues fixed :

- bsc#1083061: Fixed 'dumpxml --migratable' exports domain id in output on SLES11 SP4.

- bsc#1055365: Improve performance when listing hundreds of interfaces.

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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-libvirt-13538=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-libvirt-13538=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libvirt-13538=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108745

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0838-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libvirt-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-1064, CVE-2018-5748

IAVA: 2018-A-0020