SuSE 11.3 Security Update : Xen (SAT Patch Number 8063)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69297


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The Xen hypervisor and toolset has been updated to 4.2.2_06 to fix various bugs and security issues :

The following security issues have been addressed :

- Various integer overflows in the ELF loader were fixed.
(XSA-55). (CVE-2013-2194)

- Various pointer dereferences issues in the ELF loader were fixed. (XSA-55). (CVE-2013-2195)

- Various other problems in the ELF loader were fixed.
(XSA-55). (CVE-2013-2196)

- A Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XSETBV was fixed. (XSA-54). (CVE-2013-2078)

- A Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XRSTOR was fixed. (XSA-53). (CVE-2013-2077)

- libxl allowed guest write access to sensitive console related xenstore keys. (XSA-57). (CVE-2013-2211)

- An information leak on XSAVE/XRSTOR capable AMD CPUs (XSA-52) was fixed, where parts of this state could leak to other VMs. (CVE-2013-2076)

Also the following bugs have been fixed :

- performance issues in mirror lvm. (bnc#801663)

- aacraid driver panics mapping INT A when booting kernel-xen. (bnc#808085)

- Fully Virtualized Windows VM install failed on Ivy Bridge platforms with Xen kernel. (bnc#808269)

- Did not boot with i915 graphics controller with VT-d enabled (bnc#817210)


Apply SAT patch number 8063.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69297

File Name: suse_11_xen-201307-130714.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/10

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-tools-domU, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2076, CVE-2013-2077, CVE-2013-2078, CVE-2013-2194, CVE-2013-2195, CVE-2013-2196, CVE-2013-2211