openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2018-1331) (Foreshadow)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118563


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This update for xen fixes the following issues :

XEN was updated to the Xen 4.9.3 bug fix only release (bsc#1027519)

- CVE-2018-17963: qemu_deliver_packet_iov accepted packet
sizes greater than INT_MAX, which allows attackers to
cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified
other impact. (bsc#1111014)

- CVE-2018-15470: oxenstored might not have enforced the
configured quota-maxentity. This allowed a malicious or
buggy guest to write as many xenstore entries as it
wishes, causing unbounded memory usage in oxenstored.
This can lead to a system-wide DoS. (XSA-272)

- CVE-2018-15469: ARM never properly implemented grant
table v2, either in the hypervisor or in Linux.
Unfortunately, an ARM guest can still request v2 grant
tables; they will simply not be properly set up,
resulting in subsequent grant-related hypercalls hitting
BUG() checks. An unprivileged guest can cause a BUG()
check in the hypervisor, resulting in a
denial-of-service (crash). (XSA-268) (bsc#1103275) Note
that SUSE does not ship ARM Xen, so we are not affected.

- CVE-2018-15468: The DEBUGCTL MSR contains several
debugging features, some of which virtualise cleanly,
but some do not. In particular, Branch Trace Store is
not virtualised by the processor, and software has to be
careful to configure it suitably not to lock up the
core. As a result, it must only be available to fully
trusted guests. Unfortunately, in the case that vPMU is
disabled, all value checking was skipped, allowing the
guest to choose any MSR_DEBUGCTL setting it likes. A
malicious or buggy guest administrator (on Intel x86 HVM
or PVH) can lock up the entire host, causing a Denial of
Service. (XSA-269) (bsc#1103276)

- 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. (XSA-273) (bsc#1091107)

Non security issues fixed :

- The affinity reporting via 'xl vcpu-list' was broken

- Kernel oops in fs/dcache.c called by
d_materialise_unique() (bsc#1094508)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP3:Update update


Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118563

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1331.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

Modified: 2018/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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-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:42.3

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15468, CVE-2018-15469, CVE-2018-15470, CVE-2018-17963, CVE-2018-3646