SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2018:0909-1) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109001



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


This update for xen fixes the following issues: Update to Xen 4.7.5 bug fix only release (bsc#1027519) Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2018-7540: Fixed DoS via non-preemptable L3/L4 pagetable freeing (XSA-252) (bsc#1080635)

- CVE-2018-7541: A grant table v2 -> v1 transition may crash Xen (XSA-255) (bsc#1080662)

- CVE-2017-5753,CVE-2017-5715,CVE-2017-5754 Fixed information leaks via side effects of speculative execution (XSA-254). Includes Spectre v2 mitigation.

- Preserve xen-syms from xen-dbg.gz to allow processing vmcores with crash(1) (bsc#1087251)

- Xen HVM: Fixed unchecked MSR access error (bsc#1072834)

- Add script, udev rule and systemd service to watch for vcpu online/offline events in a HVM domU They are triggered via xl vcpu-set domU N (fate#324965)

- Make sure tools and tools-domU require libs from the very same build

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 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-612=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-612=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-612=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109001

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0909-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/11/2018

Updated: 9/10/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2018-7540, CVE-2018-7541

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020