SuSE 10 Security Update : Xen (ZYPP Patch Number 2155)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29596


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update includes both bug fixes and security fixes for Xen.

A summary of the fixes appears below: 151105 - Fix various 'leaks' of loopback devices w/ domUloader 162865 - Re-send all page tables when migrating to avoid oops 167145 - Add status messages during file backed disk creation 176369 - YaST2-VM incorrectly reports 'Not enough free memory' if not on xen 176449 - Backport credit scheduler, for better performance 176717 - [XEN-HVM]Failed to install win2k hvm guest 184175 - System rebooted during Virtual Machine (guest OS) installation 184727 - Error starting VM from YaST with maximum memory size (partial fix) 184727 - fix calculation of largest memory size of VM 185557 - update xendomains to wait for shutdown to complete 185557
- 'xm shutdown -w' must wait for loopback devices to be destroyed 186930 - Logical volumes (LVM) are not displayed when adding block device 189765 - using an LV as VM block device gives bogus warning 189815 - Increase balloon timeout value, for large memory machines 190170 - Do not open migration port by default 190869 - Default to non-sync loopback; give choice to user per-disk 191627 - Fix startup errors in disk created by mk-xen-rescue-img 191853 - Fix overflows in lomount, for virtual disks > 2 GB 192150 - Xen issue with privileged instruction 192308 - disable alignment checks in kernel mode (fixes eDir/NICI) 193854 - Add arch-invarient qemu-dm link, so config file is portable 193854 - lib vs lib64 is hard-coded into VM definition file 194389 - YaST2 xen Module Bug in X Detection 196169 - Make domUloader honor the dry-run flag 197777 - do not default to 'bridge=xenbr0' in the VM config file 201349 - xendomains did not actually save domains 203731 - Allow VM's RAM to be enlarged after starting VM (fix maxmem setting) 204153 - default to using vif0/xenbr0 if vifnum is not set or no default route 206312 - Fix TEST_UNIT_READY to work with ISO images;
fixes Windows BSOD. 209743 - Do not delay interrupt injection if the guest IF_FLAG disallows intr xxxxxx - changeset 9763: grant table fix xxxxxx - do not expose MCE/MCA bits in CPUID on SVM xxxxxx - quiet debug messages in SVM xxxxxx - update block-nbd so that it works again


Apply ZYPP patch number 2155.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29596

File Name: suse_xen-2155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/06