SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2018:2410-1) (Foreshadow)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 112013

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Synopsis

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

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)

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.

Solution

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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-1664=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-1664=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-1664=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-1664=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1027519

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3646/

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1091107

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1103276

http://www.nessus.org/u?9372cdbc

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112013

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2410-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/20/2018

Updated: 9/10/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-html:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domu:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domu-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3646