openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-SU-2014:0483-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 75312
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Xen was updated to fix various bugs and security issues :

Update to Xen version 4.2.4 c/s 26280.

- bnc#861256 - CVE-2014-1950: xen: XSA-88: use-after-free in xc_cpupool_getinfo() under memory pressure. (fix included with update)

- bnc#863297: xend/pvscsi: recognize also SCSI CDROM devices

- bnc#858496 - CVE-2014-1642: Xen: XSA-83: Out-of-memory condition yielding memory corruption during IRQ setup

- bnc#860163 - xen: XSA-84: integer overflow in several XSM/Flask hypercalls (CVE-2014-1891 CVE-2014-1892 CVE-2014-1893 CVE-2014-1894)

- bnc#860165 - CVE-2014-1895: xen: XSA-85: Off-by-one error in FLASK_AVC_CACHESTAT hypercall

- bnc#860300 - CVE-2014-1896: xen: XSA-86: libvchan failure handling malicious ring indexes

- bnc#860302 - CVE-2014-1666: xen: XSA-87:
PHYSDEVOP_(prepare,release)_msix exposed to unprivileged guests

- bnc#858311 - Server is not booting in kernel XEN after latest updates - (XEN) setup 0000:00:18.0 for d0 failed (-19)

- bnc#858496 - CVE-2014-1642: Xen: XSA-83: Out-of-memory condition yielding memory corruption during IRQ setup

- bnc#853049 - CVE-2013-6885: xen: XSA-82: Guest triggerable AMD CPU erratum may cause host hang

- bnc#853048 - CVE-2013-6400: xen: XSA-80: IOMMU TLB flushing may be inadvertently suppressed

- bnc#831120 - CVE-2013-2212: xen: XSA-60: Excessive time to disable caching with HVM guests with PCI passthrough

- bnc#848014 - [HP HPS] Xen hypervisor panics on 8-blades nPar with 46-bit memory addressing

- bnc#833251 - [HP BCS SLES11 Bug]: In HPs UEFI x86_64 platform and with xen environment, in booting stage ,xen hypervisor will panic.

- pygrub: Support (/dev/xvda) style disk specifications

- bnc#849667 - CVE-2014-1895: xen: XSA-74: Lock order reversal between page_alloc_lock and mm_rwlock

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

- bnc#842417 - In HPs UEFI x86_64 platform and sles11sp3 with xen environment, dom0 will soft lockup on multiple blades nPar.

- bnc#848014 - [HP HPS] Xen hypervisor panics on 8-blades nPar with 46-bit memory addressing

- bnc#846849 - Soft lockup with PCI passthrough and many VCPUs

- bnc#833483 - Boot Failure with xen kernel in UEFI mode with error 'No memory for trampoline'

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

- The upstream version of checking for xend when using the 'xl' command is used is not working.

- bnc#840997 - It is possible to start a VM twice on the same node.

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


Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75312

File Name: openSUSE-2014-271.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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:12.3

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: 2/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/28/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2212, CVE-2013-4494, CVE-2013-4551, CVE-2013-4553, CVE-2013-4554, CVE-2013-6400, CVE-2013-6885, CVE-2014-1642, CVE-2014-1666, CVE-2014-1891, CVE-2014-1892, CVE-2014-1893, CVE-2014-1894, CVE-2014-1895, CVE-2014-1896, CVE-2014-1950

BID: 61424, 63494, 63625, 63931, 63933, 63983, 64195, 65097, 65125, 65414, 65419, 65424, 65529