SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2020:0334-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 133539



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


This update for xen fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-7211: potential directory traversal using relative paths via tftp server on Windows host (bsc#1161181).

CVE-2019-19579: Device quarantine for alternate pci assignment methods (bsc#1157888).

CVE-2019-19581: find_next_bit() issues (bsc#1158003).

CVE-2019-19583: VMentry failure with debug exceptions and blocked states (bsc#1158004).

CVE-2019-19578: Linear pagetable use / entry miscounts (bsc#1158005).

CVE-2019-19580: Further issues with restartable PV type change operations (bsc#1158006).

CVE-2019-19577: dynamic height for the IOMMU pagetables (bsc#1158007).

CVE-2019-18420: VCPUOP_initialise DoS (bsc#1154448).

CVE-2019-18425: missing descriptor table limit checking in x86 PV emulation (bsc#1154456).

CVE-2019-18421: Issues with restartable PV type change operations (bsc#1154458).

CVE-2019-18424: passed through PCI devices may corrupt host memory after deassignment (bsc#1154461).

CVE-2018-12207: Machine Check Error Avoidance on Page Size Change (aka IFU issue) (bsc#1155945).

CVE-2019-11135: TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) issue (bsc#1152497).

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-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2020-334=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2020-334=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2020-334=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2020-334=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 133539

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0334-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2020

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/31/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12207, CVE-2019-11135, CVE-2019-18420, CVE-2019-18421, CVE-2019-18424, CVE-2019-18425, CVE-2019-19577, CVE-2019-19578, CVE-2019-19579, CVE-2019-19580, CVE-2019-19581, CVE-2019-19583, CVE-2020-7211

IAVB: 2019-B-0091-S