SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2013:1774-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83602


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


XEN has been updated to version 4.2.3 c/s 26170, fixing various bugs and security issues.

- CVE-2013-4416: XSA-72: Fixed ocaml xenstored that mishandled oversized message replies

- CVE-2013-4355: XSA-63: Fixed information leaks through I/O instruction emulation

- CVE-2013-4361: XSA-66: Fixed information leak through fbld instruction emulation

- CVE-2013-4368: XSA-67: Fixed information leak through outs instruction emulation

- CVE-2013-4369: XSA-68: Fixed possible null dereference when parsing vif ratelimiting info

- CVE-2013-4370: XSA-69: Fixed misplaced free in ocaml xc_vcpu_getaffinity stub

- CVE-2013-4371: XSA-70: Fixed use-after-free in libxl_list_cpupool under memory pressure

- CVE-2013-4375: XSA-71: xen: qemu disk backend (qdisk) resource leak

- CVE-2013-1442: XSA-62: Fixed information leak on AVX and/or LWP capable CPUs

- CVE-2013-1432: XSA-58: Page reference counting error due to XSA-45/CVE-2013-1918 fixes.

Various bugs have also been fixed :

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

- Improvements to block-dmmd script (bnc#828623)

- MTU size on Dom0 gets reset when booting DomU with e1000 device (bnc#840196)

- In HP's UEFI x86_64 platform and with xen environment, in booting stage, xen hypervisor will panic.

- Xen: migration broken from xsave-capable to xsave-incapable host (bnc#833796)

- In xen, 'shutdown -y 0 -h' cannot power off system (bnc#834751)

- In HP's UEFI x86_64 platform with xen environment, xen hypervisor will panic on multiple blades nPar.

- vcpus not started after upgrading Dom0 from SLES 11 SP2 to SP3 (bnc#835896)

- SLES 11 SP3 Xen security patch does not automatically update UEFI boot binary (bnc#836239)

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

- SLES 9 SP4 guest fails to start after upgrading to SLES 11 SP3 (bnc#817799)

- Various upstream fixes have been included.

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-xen-201310-8479

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-xen-201310-8479

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-xen-201310-8479

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83602

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1774-1.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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:suse_linux:xen, 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-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-pae, 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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1432, CVE-2013-1442, CVE-2013-1918, CVE-2013-4355, CVE-2013-4361, CVE-2013-4368, CVE-2013-4369, CVE-2013-4370, CVE-2013-4371, CVE-2013-4375, CVE-2013-4416

BID: 59615, 60799, 62630, 62708, 62710, 62930, 62931, 62932, 62934, 62935, 63404