SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2012:1606-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83569


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update fixes the following security issues in xen :

- CVE-2012-5513: XENMEM_exchange may overwrite hypervisor memory (XSA-29)

- CVE-2012-5515: Several memory hypercall operations allow invalid extent order values (XSA-31)

Also the following bugs have been fixed and upstream patches have been applied: 26134-x86-shadow-invlpg-check.patch

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected Xen packages

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83569

File Name: suse_SU-2012-1606-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-ps, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-kdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-kdumppae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-smp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-vmipae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-ioemu, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5513, CVE-2012-5515

BID: 56797, 56798