SuSE 10 Security Update : Xen (ZYPP Patch Number 7703)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56618
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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes various bugs in XEN :

The following security issues have been fixed :

- A denial of service (Host Crash) in the XEN hypervisor.

- A bug was found in the way Xen handles CPUID instruction emulation during VM exits. An unprivileged guest user can potentially use this flaw to crash the guest.

- A 64-bit guest can get one of its vcpus into non-kernel mode without first providing a valid non-kernel pagetable. The observed failure mode was usually a hard lockup of the host (host denial of service).

It fixes also the following bugs :

- SLES 10 SP3 XEN: Device /dev/xvdp is already connected error when starting multiple vm's. (bnc#654798)

- HVM taking too long to dump vmcore. (bnc#684297)


Apply ZYPP patch number 7703.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56618

File Name: suse_xen-201108-7703.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/24/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

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: 8/23/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1166, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2901