openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-SU-2013:1392-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 75129


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


XEN was updated to 4.1.5 release. It fixes various bugs and security issues.

Issues fixed separately from the 4.1.5 release :

- bnc#824676 - Failed to setup devices for vm instance when start multiple vms simultaneously

- bnc#XXXXXX - xen: CVE-2013-XXXX: XSA-61: suppress device assignment to HVM guest when there is no IOMMU

- Various upstream patches from Jan were integrated.

- bnc#823786 - support of short options dropped by PTF

- bnc#803712 - after live migration rcu_sched_state detected stalls add new option xm migrate --min_remaing <num>

- CVE-2013-1432 / bnc#826882 - xen: XSA-58: x86: fix page refcount handling in page table pin error path

- CVE-2013-2211 / bnc#823608 - xen: XSA-57: libxl allows guest write access to sensitive console related xenstore keys

- bnc#823011 - xen: XSA-55: Multiple vulnerabilities in libelf PV kernel handling

- bnc#801663 - performance of mirror lvm unsuitable for production

- CVE-2013-1918/ bnc#816159 - xen: CVE-2013-1918: XSA-45:
Several long latency operations are not preemptible

- CVE-2013-1952 / bnc#816163 - xen: CVE-2013-1952: XSA-49:
VT-d interrupt remapping source validation flaw for bridges

- CVE-2013-2076 / bnc#820917 - CVE-2013-2076: xen:
Information leak on XSAVE/XRSTOR capable AMD CPUs (XSA-52)

- CVE-2013-2077 / bnc#820919 - CVE-2013-2077: xen:
Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XRSTOR (XSA-53)

- CVE-2013-2078 / bnc#820920 - CVE-2013-2078: xen:
Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XSETBV (XSA-54)

- CVE-2013-2072 / bnc#819416 - xen: CVE-2013-2072: XSA-56:
Buffer overflow in xencontrol Python bindings affecting xend

- Update to Xen 4.1.5 c/s 23509 There were many xen.spec file patches dropped as now being included in the 4.1.5 tarball.

- CVE-2013-1918 / bnc#816159 - xen: XSA-45: Several long latency operations are not preemptible

- CVE-2013-1952 / bnc#816163 - xen: XSA-49: VT-d interrupt remapping source validation flaw for bridges

- bnc#809662 - can't use pv-grub to start domU (pygrub does work)

- CVE-2013-1917 / bnc#813673 - xen: Xen PV DoS vulnerability with SYSENTER

- CVE-2013-1919 / bnc#813675 - xen: Several access permission issues with IRQs for unprivileged guests

- CVE-2013-1920 / bnc#813677 - xen: Potential use of freed memory in event channel operations

- bnc#814709 - Unable to create XEN virtual machines in SLED 11 SP2 on Kyoto


Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75129

File Name: openSUSE-2013-669.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-desktop, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-desktop-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-kmp-pae-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/22/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1432, CVE-2013-1917, CVE-2013-1918, CVE-2013-1919, CVE-2013-1920, CVE-2013-1952, CVE-2013-1964, CVE-2013-2072, CVE-2013-2076, CVE-2013-2077, CVE-2013-2078, CVE-2013-2211

BID: 58880, 59291, 59292, 59293, 59615, 59617, 59982, 60277, 60278, 60282, 60721, 60799