SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2019:0020-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 120987


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


This update for xen fixes the following issues :

Security vulnerabilities fixed :

CVE-2018-19961, CVE-2018-19962: Fixed an issue related to insufficient
TLB flushing with AMD IOMMUs, which potentially allowed a guest to
escalate its privileges, may cause a Denial of Service (DoS) affecting
the entire host, or may be able to access data it is not supposed to
access. (XSA-275) (bsc#1115040)

CVE-2018-19965: Fixed an issue related to the INVPCID instruction in
case non-canonical addresses are accessed, which may allow a guest to
cause Xen to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) affecting
the entire host. (XSA-279) (bsc#1115045)

CVE-2018-19966: Fixed an issue related to a previous fix for XSA-240,
which conflicted with shadow paging and allowed a guest to cause Xen
to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS). (XSA-280)

CVE-2018-19665: Fixed an integer overflow resulting in memory
corruption in various Bluetooth functions, allowing this to crash qemu
process resulting in Denial of Service (DoS). (bsc#1117756).

CVE-2018-18849: Fixed an out of bounds memory access in the LSI53C895A
SCSI host bus adapter emulation, which allowed a user and/or process
to crash the qemu process resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS).

Other bugs fixed: Fixed an issue related to a domU hang on SLE12-SP3
HV (bsc#1108940)

Fixed an issue with xpti=no-dom0 not working as expected (bsc#1105528)

Fixed an issue with live migrations, which used to fail when spectre
is enabled on xen boot cmdline (bsc#1116380)

Upstream bug fixes (bsc#1027519)

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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2019-20=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120987

File Name: suse_SU-2019-0020-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/07

Modified: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18849, CVE-2018-19665, CVE-2018-19961, CVE-2018-19962, CVE-2018-19965, CVE-2018-19966