openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2018-911) (Foreshadow)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112009

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for xen fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2018-3646: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and address translations may have allowed unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access with guest OS privilege via a terminal page fault and a side-channel analysis (bsc#1091107, bsc#1027519).

- Incorrect MSR_DEBUGCTL handling let guests enable BTS allowing a malicious or buggy guest administrator can lock up the entire host (bsc#1103276) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1027519

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1091107

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1103276

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112009

File Name: openSUSE-2018-911.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/20

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3646