openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-SU-2013:1876-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 75232


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Xen was updated to 4.3.1 and also to fix various security issues and bugs :

- bnc#851749 - Xen service file does not call xend properly xend.service

- Add missing requires to pciutils package for xend-tools

- bnc#851386 - xen: XSA-78: Insufficient TLB flushing in VT-d (iommu) code

- Make -devel package depend on libuuid-devel, since libxl.h includes uuid.h

- bnc#849667 - CVE-2013-4553: xen: XSA-74: Lock order reversal between page_alloc_lock and mm_rwlock

- bnc#849665 - CVE-2013-4551: xen: XSA-75: Host crash due to guest VMX instruction execution

- bnc#849668 - CVE-2013-4554: xen: XSA-76: Hypercalls exposed to privilege rings 1 and 2 of HVM guests

- bnc#848657 - xen: CVE-2013-4494: XSA-73: Lock order reversal between page allocation and grant table locks

- Update to Xen 4.3.1

- bnc#845520 - CVE-2013-4416: xen: ocaml xenstored mishandles oversized message replies


Update the affected xen packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75232

File Name: openSUSE-2013-968.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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-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, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-xend-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-xend-tools-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4416, CVE-2013-4494, CVE-2013-4551, CVE-2013-4553, CVE-2013-4554